Cow vigilante violence: 2 thrashed by mob of gau rakshaks in Haryana on suspicion of beef smuggling

Gurugram: Two people were allegedly thrashed by a mob of gau rakshaks in Haryana’s Gurugram district on Tuesday on the suspicion of smuggling beef.

Savita Kataria, the person who led the group, said that the two pickup vans were stopped by a group of “cow protection unit” near Islampur village, 3 km from Gurugram, in the morning.

Shathil Ahmad, a resident of Palwal district, and Tayaid were arrested and a search is on for two others who escaped from the spot, said Gurgaon police PRO Subhash Bokan.

According to Kataria, residents of the village went on a rampage after they saw beef inside the vehicles and beat up Ahmad and Tayaid.

The police said the accused were on their way to deliver the beef consignment in Delhi, adding that the two vehicles had been seized.

“We have registered an FIR under various sections of the Haryana Gauvansh Sanrakshan and Gausamvardhan Act, 2015,” the police added.