Man beaten up in Nagpur for allegedly carrying beef, four arrested
Four people were arrested for assaulting a Muslim man carrying Jalalkheda beef, about 35 kilometers from Nagpur on Wednesday. “Salim Ismail Shah, 32, carried 15 kg of meat on his motorcycle to the town of Amner Katol when he was approached by four people who beat him, claiming it was beef.
Shah was injured in what was admitted to a hospital where he was fired, “Jalalkheda police inspector Vijaykumar Tiwari told The Indian Express.
The four detainees were identified as Moreshwar Tandulkar Ashwin Uike, Janardan Chaudhary and Rameshwar Taywade. They say Tandulkar is the head of the Tehsil Prahar Sanghatan unit, an organization headed by Bacchu Kadu, an independent member in Achalpur (Amravati). Tiwari confirmed that Tandulkar is the head of Tehsil.
Asked if any of the other three had links to Bajrang Dal and the Hindu World Council, Tiwari responded negatively. Tiwari said: “We sent the meat sample to a forensic laboratory to see if it was beef or something.
We have not registered an offensive against Shah now. “When asked where Shah was headed with the meat, Tiwari reported:” Apparently there was a community program for Katol and Shah was leading the show. ”
A video clip of the assault, which shows the man who was dragged and kicked, became viral on social networks.
The incident follows a long list of mob cases that take the law into their own hands, often resulting in losses.
Last month, protests broke out in several parts of the country against targeted lynching minorities and Dalits after Junaid Khan, a 15-year-old man, was stabbed to death on a train bound for Mathura by a mob in Ballabhgarh in Haryana.
Khan’s death came after an escalation of discussion in the train seats. Khan and his friends were called “meat eaters” by the crowd and made fun of their tapas.