Indian man stabbed to death ahead of Eid for allegedly carrying beef

Man and his two cousins were attacked with a knife after heated dispute

News Desk June 23, 2017
A young Hindu priest offers prayers to a cow during a religious ceremony celebrating the Tihar festival, also called Diwali, in Kathmandu, Nepal. PHOTO: REUTERS

Passengers on board a train to Mathura reportedly stabbed a man to death and injured two of his cousins under the suspicion that they were carrying beef, the police said on Friday, reported Hindustan Times.

The police said that the three men attacked were residents of Ballabhgarh in Haryana and had gone to Delhi's Tughlakabad to shop for the upcoming Eid celebrations. They were on their way back when a dispute broke out over meat on Thursday evening.

A Delhi Police official said the heated debate soon took an "ugly turn" with the three men being attacked with a knife by the other passengers of the train. The injured were rushed to the hospital where one man died, confirmed the official.

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Considered holy in Hinduism, cows have become an extremely sensitive topic and gained significant political attention since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in 2014.

However, it has been contended that cows are being used as political instruments to create divisions between Hindus, Muslims and (in castes) Dalits.


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