Three Muslims thrashed over beef rumour in India

Published: May 25, 2019


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.


Facebook Conversations

Reader Comments (1)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    May 25, 2019 - 5:12PM

    This is exactly why many are against BJP but the opponent is weak ( congress) . Thats one of the reasons BJP won with this much majority . Recommend

Leave Your Reply Below

Your comments may appear in The Express Tribune paper. For this reason we encourage you to provide your city. The Express Tribune does not bear any responsibility for user comments.

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see our Comments FAQ.

More in World