Three Muslims, including a woman, were beaten by vigilantes over rumours of possessing beef in the Indian city of Seoni in the Madhya Pradesh state, reported India Today.
The vigilantes, known in India as self-proclaimed ‘gau rakshaks’, acted on a tip-off they had received about two Muslim youths and a woman transporting beef in a rickshaw.
A video of the attack shows the goons beating the Muslims with sticks. They were held to a tree one by one and beaten brutally in front of a crowd of onlookers.
The victims were also forced to chant slogans of “Jai Shree Ram”.
Police reports suggest the attack occurred on May 22. Officials said three people carrying beef were also arrested as possession and sale of the red meat is illegal in Madhya Pradesh state.
This article originally appeared on India Today.