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4 Arrested For Beating Man To Death For Alleged Cow Slaughter In Madhya Pradesh

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| May 21 , 2018 , 11:04 IST

A total of 4 people have been arrested for beating to death a 45-year-old man and severely thrashing his friend for allegedly slaughtering a cow in the Satna district of Madhya Pradesh, police said on Sunday.

According to reports, the accused received information that 2 persons were slaughtering a cow in a forest area in the Anjar village around 70 km from Satna on Thursday. In the intervening night between Thursday and Friday, the accused reached the spot and beat one of the two persons to death, injuring the other, Superintendent of Police Rajesh Hingerkar said to PTI.

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The 45-year-old deceased man has been identified as Siraj, while the injured man, who sustained severe injuries, has been identified as 35-year-old Shakeel. Both were reportedly beaten with sticks (Lathis).

Arvind Tiwari, Sub-Divisional Officer of Police said that they recovered "beef" and the carcass of a slaughtered bull from the spot. Police had reached the spot after receiving information about the incident and rushed the injured to a hospital in Jabalpur district for treatment.

The 4 arrested have been identified as 35-year-old Pawan Singh, 26-year-old Vijay Singh, 36-year-old Phool Singh and 28-year-old Narayan Singh.

To maintain law and order in the area after the incident, around 400 policemen have been deployed, said Inspector General of Police Rewa Range, Umesh Joga.

Several states witnessed violence in the name of cow vigilantism in 2017, however, the incidents of violence have come down considerably.