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Another incident of suspected beef – Muslim couple returning from Hyderabad beaten on train

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Harda: Mohammed Hussain (43) was returning from Hyderabad to Harda (M.P) with his wife, Naseema Bano (38) travelling by Kushinagar Express on Wednesday. At Khirkiya railway station in Harda district of MP assaulted by members of the Gauraksha Samiti suspecting that they were carrying beef in their luggage.

The miscreants searched their bag and assaulted them. According to Police statement, the right-wing activists claimed to have seized “beef” from a bag during the search. The laboratory tests revealed that it was buffalo meat not the cow meat.

Police arrested Hemant Rajput and Santosh, members of the Samiti. They made a statement they acted upon the information given by some of the passengers.

 

Police also arrested nine local residents, including one relative of the couple. They were arrested manhandling Samiti member on the platform. However, they are released on bail.

Talking to media, Mohammed Hussain told that the miscreants pushed and misbehaved his wife when she objected for searching their luggage. Later, a constable came to their rescue. He also said that the black bag from which the meat was seized did not belong to him.

 

Ramkishore Doge, MLA of Harda constituency alleged that the police had lodged the complaint against local relatives of Hussain under pressure from the Bajrang Dal and VHP.

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