Cow vigilantes thrash six villagers in Bihar for allegedly slaughtering bovine; additional police force deployed in village

By PTI

Bettiah: Six people were thrashed by cow vigilantes on suspicion of slaughtering a bovine in a house at Dumra village in Bihar's West Champaran district, the police said on Friday.

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Deputy Superintendent of Police Sanjay Kumar Jha said some people surrounded a house at Dumra village under Jaitia panchayat on the suspicion of a bovine being slaughtered inside and thrashed six people on Thursday. No arrest has been made so far, he said.

A man named Qudus Kureishi was beaten up when he tried to intervene in the matter, Jha said. On getting the information, he said the police reached the village and pacified angry villagers by assuring action against the guilty. Additional police force has been deployed in the village, the DSP said.