LUCKNOW: Five persons were beaten up by a mob of cow vigilantes for slaughtering a buffalo in a dairy unit in Aligarh, police said on Friday.
Following the incident, which took place at a dairy owned by one Kalu Baghel in the Gandhi Park area in Pannaganj of Aligarh, police booked those involved in the slaughter of the animal.
According to the dairy owner, he had sold a buffalo to some people as it had stopped giving milk. One Imran had purchased the buffalo on the condition that they would slaughter it in the dairy compound and then take away its meat for sale.
But when four butchers and the seller were overseeing the slaughter and its blood flowed out of the dairy compound, a mob barged in and beat up those slaughtering the animal. Surprisingly, while the cow vigilantes were let off, those who had purchased the buffalo and the dairy owner have been arrested.
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Meanwhile, five people have been arrested in connection with the alleged slaughter.
“They had called a butcher for slaughtering buffalo,” alleged an agitated local.
In the video, the man can be seen assaulted by the police and the locals and is then forcefully escorted out of the house.
“We got information that a buffalo is being slaughtered at Kali Baghel’s house. The Police reached the spot and arrested the people there. Total five people have been arrested,” said the police.
The Police has assured that an investigation is underway and appropriate action would be taken.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is facing criticism from all quarters in connection with law and order situation in the state especially over the loss of lives at the hands of cow vigilantes, urged people not to act in haste but take the help of law to fight crime.