Mainpuri (UP): Scores of people held protests and clashed with the police today in Karhal area here following rumour of cow slaughter.
People in Nagaria village set police jeeps on fire and damaged several other vehicles as they were agitated over allegation of killing of a cow in the village, police said.
It was alleged that a cow, which was grazing in a field near the village, was whisked away for slaughter and its skin was being removed in a house when some villagers barged in, the police said.
SDM Karhal, Vijay Pratap said it would be known only after post mortem whether the cow was slaughtered as was being alleged by some persons or the skin of a dead cow was being removed.
District Magistrate Chandrapal Singh said that two persons have been arrested and more arrests would follow.
The situation was under control and DIG, DM and SP were camping at Karhal with heavy police force.
Post mortem report of the cow confirmed that the cow was not slaughtered but died a natural death.
(With inputs from PTI)