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Brahmin cow killer pardoned with ‘just a dip in Ganga’

BHOPAL: A 40-year-old upper caste Hindu had gone to Allahabad to take a holy dip in the Ganga to purify himself after he killed a cow belonging to a lower caste villager.

The incident happened at Dumbhar villagein Tikamgarh district.

According to Indian Express, Shankar Ahirwar, a lower caste villager has taken his cows for grazing at the village outskirts but the animals went to the fields owned by Mohan Tiwari’s father.

Tiwari got irritated when the cow entered his field more than once and in a fit of anger, he allegedly hit the animal with a sharp weapon.

When the Brahmin community knows about the incident, they asked Mohan to take a dip in Ganga to purify himself and arrange a feast for villagers.

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“According to our Hindu customs, we had to do ‘prayashchit’ (atone for our sins). So I sent my son to Allahabad for taking a holy dip in Ganges. We will also organise a feast for the villagers later,” Bhumani Tiwari, Mohan’s father told Hindustan Times.

Initially, Ahirwar didn’t file a police complaint. However, when Bajrang Dal and Bajrang Sena activists got information about the incident, they forced Ahirwar to lodge a police complaint and Tiwari was booked under section 429 of IPC (mischief by killing or maiming cattle) and under section 6 of MP Cow Protection Act.