Gau rakshaks in Haryana stab student for not clicking their photos: Report

The Gau Raksha Seva Dal organised the protest demanding sedition charges against Congress workers in Kerala after they slaughtered a cow in public and held 'beef fests' on May 27.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 2, 2017 10:58 am
gau rakshaks, cattle slaughter protest, Gau Raksha Seva Dal, haryana student stabbed, The gau rakshaks mistook Shivam to be a photographer as he had a camera with him and asked him to take photographs of the protest and them handing a memorandum to district officials.(Representational image)

A BA second-year student was stabbed multiple times on Thursday by a cow vigilante group for not clicking photographs of their protest after they mistook him for a journalist in Gohana town of Haryana’s Sonepat district, according to a Hindustan Times report. The student, Shivam, who is currently struggling for life at a hospital in New Delhi, went to the event with a journalist friend of his and had his friend’s camera in his hand.

The Gau Raksha Seva Dal had organised the protest demanding sedition charges against Congress workers in Kerala after they slaughtered a cow in public and held ‘beef fests’ on May 27. The Youth Congress workers slaughtered the cow to protest the central government’s decision banning sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter.

The gau rakshaks mistook Shivam to be a photographer as he had a camera with him and asked him to take photographs of the protest and them handing a memorandum to district officials. After Shivam allegedly refused to do so, it led to an argument, however, bystanders calmed the protesters.

Post the protest, the gau rakshaks followed Shivam and stabbed him on his chest and stomach with knives. “He was admitted to a local hospital initially but taken to Delhi because of his condition,” police inspector Ajaib Singh told HT.

A 19-year-old, Mohit who is the main suspect in the case, has been arrested and two more suspects, both relatives of Mohit, are on the run. An “attempt to murder” case has been lodged against the three people and the complaint mentions the accused as members of the cow protection group.

However, the gau rakshak group has disowned the trio, saying they were troublemakers who joined the protest, the police inspector said.

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    Anony 3010
    Jun 13, 2017 at 10:51 pm
    I am a Modi supporter and absolutely condemn what the RSS and so called gau rakshaks are doing. Killing innocent people in the name of saving cows and trying to impose your food habits on people is unacceptable. They should be treated on par with Islamic radicals who kill people in the name of religion. Mr Modi was elected for jobs and development and not to unleash these rogue anti social elements who seem to have become blatant after BJP came to power. It would do him better to take these incidents seriously and put a leash on organizations like RSS, VHP and other radical hindu outfits. He cannot take millions of moderate supporters like us for granted.
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      India First
      Jun 2, 2017 at 3:21 pm
      Credit should be given to RSS and its ociate anti-social organisation that Indians have to see this day where any one can be killed, butchered anytime in public. Modi who takes credit for bringing achey din will still remain silent ?
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        chinta
        Jun 2, 2017 at 2:40 pm
        lynching kil looting and raping by safronites is become new normal - either people bear or finish them on the spot - mark my words - no prosecution possible while modi yogi are in rule under RSS
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          GuhaGandaAadmi
          Jun 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm
          Congi AAAP go0ndas masquarading as gau rakshaks. Every time any such thing goes over board we should know their is some mischief to create a ruckus.
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            Bandhu
            Jun 3, 2017 at 1:52 pm
            Why are the right wing coming out in their support? The right wing, under the banner of the different Senas affiliated with the Congress? But your suspcion is undestandable considering the fact that before every election in a non-BJP ruled state we normally see communal tensions and even riots.
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            john paul
            Jun 2, 2017 at 2:09 pm
            MODUS OPERENDI OF RSS - first unleash economic terror by looting country - then catch hold of unemplo aggressive brainwashed youths - employ them as safron terrorists / gaurakshaks - then ask them commit crime for few notes / booze - and then disown them say that they are duplicate gaurakshaks - days are not far that any safron clad individual will beaten to death on roads
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              afsana quereshi
              Jun 2, 2017 at 2:05 pm
              any brahmin or higher caste lady is raped w state machinary pumps into action with NGO women organisations etc like NIRBHAYA and SWATI murder in chennai but recently a sick MUSLIM lady in bijnor was raped by brahmin CRPF contable shukla in running train coach after which public beat him in semi n-u-de but yogis govt compelled victim to to take back complaint ,law is only for brahmins
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                Parth Garg
                Jun 2, 2017 at 2:04 pm
                ‘We have digested, held in our bellies so much violence that it is hard to be moral’:
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                  Abdul
                  Jun 2, 2017 at 1:55 pm
                  They are cow rakshak!! Not man rakshak!! And kil human in the name of cow is acceptable in sanghi ruled state and nation!! It was wrong for the police inspector to arrest Mohit. He is the next MLA / CM /PM.
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