Cow Vigilantes Thrash Gurugram Man For ‘Carrying Beef’, One Held

An unarmed man, supplying meat to a market in Gurugram, was chased and beaten by a group of cow vigilantes.

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An unarmed man, supplying meat to a market in Gurugram, was chased and beaten by a group of cow vigilantes on Friday, 31 July.

The video clip of the incident has gone viral on social media.

According to NDTV, the man, identified as Lukman Khan, was chased for about 8 km and beaten up. The owner of the truck reportedly said that they were supplying buffalo meat and have been in business for over 50 years.

One Person Arrested

The Gurugram Police, after some delay, have filed an FIR against unidentified individuals. One person has been arrested in connection with the case. The meat had already been sent for forensic test.

“We have filed a case in this regard. One person named Pradeep has been arrested. We have identified some miscreants. We will arrest the others soon. We will take strict actions against those guilty. Strict action will be taken against those who try to hamper peace and brotherhood in Gurugram.”
Preet Pal Sangwan, ACP Crime, Gurugram 

The ACP added that the man sustained severe injuries. "When the police intercepted, this group created a ruckus," he was quoted by ANI as saying.

Accused Pradeep arrested in connection with the Gurugram incident.
Accused Pradeep arrested in connection with the Gurugram incident.
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“There were around eight to 10 men. They shouted at me to stop my vehicle. Fearing for my safety, I sped up. I had just stopped my vehicle in Sadar Bazaar when the men reached me and pulled me out of the truck. They thrashed me with iron rods, saying that I was transporting cow meat,” Lukman was quoted by Times of India as saying.

(With inputs from Times of India and NDTV)

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