Suspected Bajrang Dal activists lynch man over alleged cow smuggling



Sirmaur police has booked a suspected Bajrang Dal activist on Thursday for lynching a man hailing from Uttar Pradesh near a village in the district.

Talking to Himvani Ms. Saumya Sambasbin said that a case has been registered against the unknown who was seriously injured and  brutally beaten up on Wednesday morning inside a truck at Sarahan village near Nahan, after which he was rushed to a nearby hospital.

His relative Imran Asgar, who was accompanying the deceased has alleged that Noman (22) was severely beaten up by some Bajrang Dal activists after they stopped the truck carrying cattle.

The four other occupants of the truck have been booked under Himachal Pradesh Cow Slaughter Act and the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act after the police found that the truck was carrying some cattle. All the occupants hail from minority and have been identified as Noman Khan(22), Salman, Imran Asgar, Gunfan and Mohammad Nisu( driver).

The police have registered a case of murder under section 302 of the IPC and are investigating whether Bajrang Dal activists are behind the attack or not. The deceased belong to Raipur district of Uttar Pradesh.

The incident came three weeks after a 55-year-old man was lynched in Bisada village of Uttar Pradesh over rumors that he had slaughtered a cow on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. The relatives of the deceased had gathered on spot on Thursday and staged protest over the incident however police then curbed and pacified the agitators after deploying senior police officials.

However in Sirmaur the Deputy Superintendent of Police Mr. Yogesh Rolta was deployed on the spot who then convinced his relatives. The incident occurred on state highway Sarhan-Nahan-Dehradun road. Police is now searching for the culprit but however after uploading of what’s app messages about the agitation by some Bajrang Dal activists their involvement cannot be denied.

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