Two Muslim women beaten up over beef rumours in MP; cops do little to intervene

Two Muslim women were beaten up over allegations of beef possession by a crowd lead by cow vigilantes at a railway station in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh

FP Staff July 27, 2016 13:52:32 IST
Two Muslim women beaten up over beef rumours in MP; cops do little to intervene

Two Muslim women were beaten up over allegations of beef possession by a crowd lead by cow vigilantes at Mandsaur railway station in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday, reported CNN-News18.

In a video recorded by a spectator, the mob is chanting "Gau mata ki jai", cornering the two women. People from the crowd then slap, kick and abuse the women, while the policemen present at the scene make apathetic attempts to control the crowd, reported NDTV.

Two Muslim women beaten up over beef rumours in MP cops do little to intervene

Screengrab of one of the women beaten up for allegedly carrying beef.

As per the NDTV report, the police had been tipped off about the two women carrying 30 kg of beef, and had gone to the station to arrest the women.

But even after they were arrested, the women were thrashed by the mob for nearly half an hour before police finally took them away. Deccan Chronicle reported that many other spectators stood silently, but nobody came to the women's aid.

According to the report, it was further revealed that the meat was that of buffalo and not cow. But the women have still been charged as they did not have a permit to sell meat.

However, no action has been taken against the mob that beat up the women, or the policemen who failed to stop the attack.

The incident caused a furore in the Rajya Sabha, with BSP chief Mayawati and others condemning the attack.

State Home Minister Bhupinder Singh has said appropriate action will be taken.

BJP MLA Yashpal Sisodia however tried to justify the incident, saying that the women were criminals and since it was other women who beat them up, it was a mere reaction to an action.

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