Muslim man lynched by cow vigilantes in Madhya Pradesh

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By Muslim Mirror Staff

A 50-year-old Muslim man was lynched to death by cow vigilantes near Brakhad village of Madhya Pradesh’s Narmadapuram district at midnight on Tuesday, The Wire reported.

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Nazir Ahmad, a resident of Maharashtra’s Amravati was allegedly transporting 28 cows along with Shaikh Lala and Sayed Mushtaq from a nearby village named Nanderwada when a group of cow vigilantes stopped the truck and assaulted them with sticks and rods, the police said.

After being informed by locals, the police reached the spot and rushed three victims to a nearby hospital. Nazir succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. The two others have multiple injuries and are undergoing treatment at the district hospital.

Speaking to reporters, one of the survivors, Shaikh Lala said they were attacked by a group of 50-60 men. “They were armed with sticks and rods and killed Ahmad,” he said.

Two FIRs have been registered by the police, one against the attackers and another against the survivors. The survivors were booked for illegally transporting cows, according to the police.

Section 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 147 (rioting) and 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon) of the Indian Penal Code have been invoked in the FIR registered against the attackers.

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