Cow vigilantes attack men suspected of ferrying cow for slaughter in Hyderabad

Police said Hyderabad based trader Abdul Ahad purchased 23 bulls from Kurvi of Mahabubabad district and was transporting the cattle to Hyderabad on Monday night.

Published: 09th August 2017 03:42 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2018 11:50 AM   |  A+A-

Image for representation only.

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: The driver and cleaner of a DCM van, which was ferrying cattle were assaulted by a gang of five cow vigilantes on Monday night on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

The incident took place under Bibinagar police limits on the city outskirts.

Police have seized the van and taken the duo into custody. A case was registered against them for transporting cattle without any valid documents. Police have also denied any physical assault on the two by the so called gau rakshaks.

Police said Hyderabad based trader Abdul Ahad purchased 23 bulls from Kurvi of Mahabubabad district and was transporting the cattle to Hyderabad on Monday night.

"As the van reached Bibinagar locality, two youngsters said to be gau rakshaks stopped the van and started shouting gau matha slogans. I got down from the van and tried to tell them that it was not cows but bulls. Suddenly, the two youngsters assaulted me and my driver without checking the animals. I bought the 23 bulls and was transporting them to Hyderabad for slaughtering," Abdul Ahad told the New Indian Express.

As he was arguing with the two, three more gau rakshaks joined. The vigilantes, now numbering five, reportedly thrashed Ahad and his helper before informing the police.

Soon, a police team led by Bibinagar sub-inspector D Suresh Kumar reached the spot and took Abdul Ahad and his driver into custody.

Denying that anyone has assaulted Abul Ahad, the sub inspector said that the two were found to be transporting bulls without any valid documents of their purchase.

"We have rescued the animals and have shifted them to a gaushala located in Teacher's Colony near Vanasthalipuram. Based on a complaint, we have registered cases against Ahad for illegal transport and cruelty to animals," sub-inspector said.

Stay up to date on all the latest Hyderabad news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp