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UP village tense after alleged cow slaughter, heavy police force deployed

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Shahjahanpur (UP): Tension gripped a village in this district after some persons allegedly slaughtered a cow, prompting the authorities to rush force to ease the situation, the police said today.

An FIR was registered against four persons under various provisions of the IPC and the Uttar Pradesh Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, a police official said.

The incident occurred in the Mau-Shahjahanpur village here.

“The incident pertains to June 20, when a cow did not return home after grazing. The next day a frantic search was made. During the search, four persons were seen hiding the head and hide of the cow in the sand near river Ram Ganga,” Superintendent of Police (Rural) Subhash Chandra Shakya told PTI today.

Heavy police force was deployed in the village, located on the Shahjahanpur-Farrukhabad road, he said.

The accused persons are absconding, the officer added.

With inputs from PTI