NEW DELHI: Eating beef is not forbidden in Tamil Nadu, yet a 24-year-old youth allegedly assaulted by an armed group of dozen people.
What’s the matter
According to The New Indian Express reports, the incident took place in Nagapattinam in Tamil Nadu on Thursday night at around 7.30 pm. when the victim identified as Mohamed Faizaan consumed beef soup in a nearby eatery and uploaded pictures of the same p on Facebook, with a caption saying that he relished it.
The group of more than 20 people found him near a temple and the wordy quarrel took a violent turn.
The goons armed with a wooden log and iron rod attacked him that resulted in wounding of his right wrist, back and left shoulder. They soon fled the place after the assault.
Faizaan was rushed to Nagapattinam Government Hospital after his friends found him in injured state.
“I know the people who attacked me,” Faizaan told The New Indian Express. “They were brutal and their intention seemed to have gone beyond a mere assault. It was only the arrival of a police patrol vehicle that saved me.”
The incident created a furore among Faizaan’s relatives who demanded the arrest of the suspects.
Acting on the complaint filed by the victim, the police arrested four suspects for the alleged assault.
The suspects have been identified as N Dinesh Kumar, 28, R Agathiyan, 28, A Ganesh Kumar, 27, and M Mohankumar, 28.
A case was registered against them under IPC sections 153(A) , 307, 506(ii) , 324 and 294 (b).
Incident promptly Twitter users
The incident prompted Twitter users to react and soon #WeLoveBeef, #BeefForLife, Beef4Life becomes top trend on Friday evening as hundreds of people, especially from Tamil Nadu, tweeted in support of the freedom to eat beef.