In yet another incident of cow vigilantism, a mob in outer Delhi assaulted a Madrasa teacher, his student and a van driver following which the city police arrested four people.
According to police, the incident took place on Wednesday night in Kanjhawala area when the victims were on their way to dump the discarded remains of animals sacrificed on the occasion of Bakrid.
The three victims have been identified as Mohammad Khalid (25), a teacher at the Jamia Rehmania Tajuridul Quran in Aman Vihar, his 16-year-old student Abdus Salam and van driver Ali Hassan.
Madrasa’s general secretary Qari Mohammad Lukman said that the mob, travelling in car, intercepted the three at Mundka Road near Rani Khera before chasing and stopping them.
“The people in the car were carrying rods and sticks. They pulled the three out and started beating them,” Lukman said, adding that Salam managed to run away from the spot because he was not wearing a skull cap and did not have a beard.
The mob, police said, stripped and beaten them with rods on the suspicion of cow slaughter. All the victims were admitted to a hospital, where condition of Khalid and Salam is said to be critical but stable.
The four arrested people have been identified as Naveen, Raju and Devesh from Rani Khera, and Abhishek. All four belong to a gau raksha group, police said.
“Four people have been arrested in the matter. They belong to Rani Khera and Rasoolpur, both villages located near the attack spot,” Vikramjit Singh, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Outer Delhi, said.
Police said that they have registered a case under section 308 (attempt to commit culpable homicide) of the IPC at the Kanjhawala station.