Severed Cattle Head Found in Shimla Building, Mob Ransacks Market

A forensics team would determine whether the severed head was that of a calf as alleged, police said.

Published
India
1 min read
Image used for representational purposes.
i

A mob ransacked shops in Rohru market in Shimla district after the discovery of a severed cattle head on Thursday, 27 December. Protesters from some Hindu groups damaged shops belonging to Muslims in Rohru tehsil after the chopped head was found in a building near Arhal Road, police said.

A large police force was rushed to the spot. The situation is tense but under control, Shimla Deputy Superintendent of Police Pramod Shukla told PTI.

The police said they pacified the crowd assuring stern action if anyone was found guilty of slaughtering a cow. A forensics team would determine whether the severed head was that of a calf as alleged.

The police have registered an FIR, including sections in the Indian Penal Code related to attempts to outrage religious feelings and promote enmity between different groups.

The DSP said a case would also be lodged against the protesters who allegedly ransacked the shops.

The police have recorded the statement of a local resident who said a friend had informed him about someone throwing a calf's head at the Shakti Rana building.

Acting Shimla superintendent of police Manmohan was camping in the area to ensure law and order, police said.

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!