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Locals in Delhi thrash six people after truck carrying buffaloes grazes vehicle

Six people were assaulted after their truck carrying buffaloes grazed a vehicle in outer Delhi's Baba Haridas Nagar, police said on Saturday.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

After the incident on Friday, locals gathered at the spot and tried to rough up the truckers, accusing them of carrying buffaloes illegally.

ANI reported that one of the victims called Ali Jaan received major injuries while the rest have been discharged from the hospital.

Policemen reached the spot and brought the situation under control.

A case has been registered against unidentified men, police said. No arrest has been made yet in this connection.

Earlier on 29 June, in possibly one of the strongest indictments till date over rampant cow vigilantism that has taken over the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had strongly condemned the incidents of violence that have been reported across India.

Delivering a speech to mark the centenary of the Sabarmati ashram in Ahmedabad and 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji, a guru to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Modi had said that unleashing violence against others went against the ideals of the Father of the Nation.

Speaking in Ahmedabad, during the two-day visit to Gujarat, Modi had invoked Gandhi in calling off the alleged cow vigilantes. Modi had said, "Mahatma Gandhi would have shown us what a true gau rakshak is and he would have never approved of cow vigilantism."

With inputs from PTI

Updated Date: Jul 08, 2017 13:33 PM

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