Cow vigilantes beat up six people for allegedly slaughtering a buffalo inside a dairy unit in the Gandhi Park area of Aligarh on Friday.
While the six people including the Hindu dairy unit owner were booked, the police have not taken action against the vigilantes, The Times of Indiareported today.
Kallu Baghel, the Hindu dairy owner, was trying to get rid of a sick buffalo which had stopped giving milk. Imran, a cattle trader, said that he would buy the cow but only if Baghel allowed him to slaughter the cow within his premises. But residents noticed the blood flowing out of the dairy unit while the buffalo was slaughtered. A mob soon gathered and thrashed the men involved in slaughtering the buffalo.
Six men, Kallu Baghel, Sonveer, Vinod, Chhottu, Bunty and Imran, have been booked for voluntarily causing hurt, intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace, criminal intimidation and mischief by killing cattle.
Baghel's 12-year-old daughter told TOI that despite her father's efforts, the sick buffalo was not recovering and that is why he had decided to sell it off.
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