Mob kills Indian Muslim over beef eating rumours: police

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    Mob kills Indian Muslim over beef eating rumours: police


    NEW DELHI: Indian police said on Wednesday they had arrested six people after a 50-year-old Muslim man was beaten to death over rumours he had eaten beef, a taboo in the Hindu-majority nation.

    Mohammad Akhlaq was dragged from his house on the outskirts of the capital and attacked by around 100 people on Monday night, a police officer told AFP.

    “When our team reached the spot a crowd was there outside his house. They (police) managed to rescue him and take him to the hospital, but his life could not be saved,” said senior police superintendent Kiran S.

    “We have arrested six people and deployed additional personnel to contain any further repercussions.”

    Akhlaq’s 22-year-old son was also seriously injured in the attack and was in intensive care at a nearby hospital.

    Killing cows is banned in many states of India, a majority-Hindu country that also has sizeable Muslim, Christian and Buddhist minorities.

    In March, the state of Maharashtra toughened its ban to make even possessing beef illegal, a move seen by religious minorities as a sign of the growing power of hardline Hindus since nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power.

    The rumours that the family had eaten beef began when a calf was reported missing in Dadri village, 35 kilometres from New Delhi.

    “An announcement about the family consuming beef was made at a temple, after which the mob descended on the man’s house,” said Kiran.

    The Indian Express quoted Akhlaq’s daughter Sajida as saying the family had mutton in the fridge and not beef.

    “They accused us of keeping cow meat, broke down our doors and started beating my father and brother. My father was dragged outside and beaten with bricks,” she told the daily.

  • What kind of despicable animals these hindutvdis are? On a mere suspicion they killed an innocent man over a beef? Is beef more important than a human life?

    And where is our "Mombatti" mafia now? These scumbags will come screaming "genocide" "genocide" if the same had happened in Pakistan with the minorities but would not say a word to condemn this atrocity.

  • @Dar Sahib

    The beef on that side is as big a deal as blasphemy on this side. This incident just shows you mirror.

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  • Shirazi,

    Not surprised at all to see the spokesperson of the RSS sleeper cell seeking justification of this outrageous and beastly act done by his comrades.

  • @Dar Sahib

    Justification? Hahahaha ..

    Did I ever justify killings on blasphemy?

    All I am saying it's ugly mirror image of religious extremism where sanctity of human life is nothing compare to holy cow or respect of man died 14 centuries ago. But I am not surprised people like you throw stones sitting in glass houses.

  • "Mob kills Indian Muslim over beef eating rumours: police"

    Does it not suggest that beliefs, in one way or other, promote killings?

  • "A woman packages toothpaste made from cow waste at the Keshav Srushti cow shelter on September 7, 2015, in Thane, India."

  • This act of barbarism is needed to be condemned unconditionally. International community should take notice of this heinous crime.

    A "patriotic Pakistani" would not spare an opportunity to malign India more so out of animosity and hatred and point scoring rather than being pro Muslim or for humanity sake.

    Pakistan has enough extra judicial killings which are generally sanctioned equally by hard core right wingers and pro humanity pseudo liberals just due to ethnic bias. You need to do better job here.

  • The muted response of our "mom-batti" mafia on this atrocity clearly suggest their inherent bias against Pakistan.

    No protest vigils, no genocide chants, no chest beating, no matam in the newspaper articles.

    Seems like blasphemy-killers are bad terrorists but beef-killers are the good ones.

  • India's mumtaz qadri moment?

    The killer of an innocent Muslim who was killed on a mere suspicion of consuming beef is being cremated by the hindutvadis as a martyr in his native village.

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  • Under official patronage by the BJP union minister:

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