Rajasthan vigilantes attack TN team

In yet another incident of brutal cow vigilantism, a crowd of about 50 miscreants at Barmer in Rajasthan attacked staff and officials of the Tamil Nadu government’s Animal Husbandry Department on suspicion of cattle smuggling late on Sunday night. The team of five assistants and a veterinarian from Tamil Nadu had purchased 50 head of cattle, including cows, bulls and calves of the prized Tharparkar variety at a cost of ?50 lakh, and were transporting them in five trucks. Police said they had the required documents and permission from the district administration and were accompanying the trucks carrying the animals when the cow vigilantes attacked at around 11.30 p.m. The mob thrashed the officials and the drivers and cleaners of the trucks and tried to set one of the trucks on fire. Two of the assistants, Balamurugan and Karuppaiah, and the Veterinarian N. Aravindaraj were severely injured in the attack. The mob then blocked National Highway 15 for close to three hours.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Highway
Number of victims 3 Identity of victim Hindu
Location of incident Highway Was cross FIR filed 0
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

case has been registered against 50 others on charges of assault

Investigating agency state police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Police is a part of the perpetrator :Seven policemen, including a Station House Officer Jai Ram, were sent to the Police Lines in disciplinary action for dereliction of duty and reaching the spot late Current status Under investigation
Charges Filed Assault Other details
judgement Reference other information
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Main Information
Date of incident: June 11, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Physical assault
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • No. of People Injured 3
    Name of the victim : Balamurugan, Karuppaiah and N. Aravindaraj
    Name of Perpetrator Chaina Ram, Kamlesh, Vikram and Jaswant
    State Rajasthan
    District/City Barmer
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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