Noida: A contractor working with the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation was reportedly attacked over rumours of carrying slaughtered bovines, sources confirmed.
According to reports, Mahendra was carrying the carcasses of three cows, two calves and 12 buffalow calves to dispose of them at the animal disposal plant near the Chijarsi river, TOI reports.
The mob intercepted him around 9 pm on Friday near Gaur City roundabout and thrashed him for possessing the carcasses.
Five accused apprehended:
Five of the accused have been apprehended while manhunt is for the remaining perpetrators said the police.
Mob assaults despite permission:
“Despite permission, the anti-social elements spread the rumour of animal slaughter and attacked the contractor,” the police official said.
The Bisrakh police station team soon reached the crime spot and apprehended the accused including a woman.
An FIR has been registered against them under Indian Penal Code sections 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 186 (obstructing public servant in discharge of public functions), 353 (assault on public servant to deter them from performing duty) , 341 (wrongful restraint), 153 (wantonly giving provocation with intent to cause riot) and under provisions of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, he said.