Man beaten to death in MP over suspected cow slaughter; 4 arrested

Satna, Madhya Pradesh: A man has been allegedly beaten to death by a mob in Satna’s Amgar village over the suspicion of cattle slaughtering.

In the incident that took place on Thursday, a mob attacked two men accusing them of cattle slaughtering.

Riaz (45) died on the spot while his friend Shakeel (33) has been admitted to a hospital for treatment.

Following the incident, security has been stepped up in the area. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit Satna on Sunday as part of his two-day visit to the state.

The police have arrested four people and filed cases of attempt to murder against them.

During the investigation, police found a slaughtered bull and meat of two other bulls packed in sacks from the spot.

The four accused have been identified as Pawan Singh Gond, Vijay Singh Gond, Phool Singh Gond and Narayan Singh Gond.

A case has also been filed against Shakeel – who is in a coma in a hospital in Jabalpur – for cow slaughter. However, the families of Shakeel and Riaz have denied cow slaughter charges, say reports.

(With inputs from ANI)