Cow Vigilantes Strike Again! Man In Jharkhand Lynched For Allegedly Carrying Beef

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| June 30 , 2017 , 08:30 IST

Merely hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned violence on people in the name of protecting cows on Thursday, a man in Jharkhand was beaten to death and his car set on fire after being accused of carrying beef in his car.

Alimuddin Asgar Ansari was driving his Maruti van when he was stopped near the Bajartand village in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand and brutally attacked. Although police officers arrived on the scene shortly after and rescued Ansari, he died as a result of his injuries in the hospital.  

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According to police officer RK Malik, the attack seemed to be a 'premeditated murder' as the attackers appeared to have been waiting for Ansari who was 'involved in some trading or business of meat.

On Monday, a similar mob in Jharkhand set fire to the home of a man and beat him up after finding a cow carcass near the residence. When police arrived on the location, the mob engaged in stone-pelting, injuring several of the police officers.

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In the light of the recent surge in attacks by so-called cow vigilantes, PM Modi from the Sabarmati Ashram on Thursday said, "Killing people in the name of Gau Bhakti is not acceptable," adding, "No person in this nation has the right to take the law in his or her own hands in this country."

While he agreed on protecting cows, he said, "No one spoke about protecting cows more than Mahatma Gandhi and Acharya Vinoba Bhave...this (violence) is not something Mahatma Gandhi would approve of."