Man beaten up in Nagpur for allegedly carrying beef, four arrested

The Nagpur incident follows a long list of such cases of mobs taking law into their own hands often resulting in casualties. Last month, protests broke out in various parts of the country against targeted lynchings of minorities and Dalits after Junaid Khan, a 15-year-old, was stabbed to death on a Mathura-bound train by a mob in Ballabhgarh in Haryana.

Written by Vivek Deshpande | Nagpur | Updated: July 13, 2017 5:57 pm
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Four persons have been arrested for assaulting a Muslim man carrying meat at Jalalkheda, about 35 kilometers from Nagpur on Wednesday. “Salim Ismail Shah, 32, was carrying 15 kgs of meat on his motorcycle from Amner village to Katol, when he was accosted by four persons who beat him up, alleging he was carrying beef. Shah sustained injuries for which he was admitted to a hospital, from where he has been discharged,” Jalalkheda Police Inspector Vijaykumar Tiwari told The Indian Express.

The four arrested have been identified as Moreshwar Tandulkar, Ashwin Uike, Janardan Chaudhary and Rameshwar Taywade. Tandulkar is said to be the tehsil unit chief of Prahar Sanghatan, an organisation headed by Bacchu Kadu, an independent MLA from Achalpur (Amravati). Tiwari confirmed that Tandulkar is the tehsil chief.

On inquiring whether any of the other three had any links to Bajrang Dal or Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Tiwari replied in negative. Tiwari said, “We have sent the meat sample to a forensic laboratory to find out if it was beef or something else. We haven’t registered any offence against Shah as of now.” On being asked where was Shah headed with the meat, Tiwari informed, “Apparently there was some community programme at Katol and Shah was carrying it for the programme.”

A video clip of the assault, showing the man being dragged and kicked around, went viral on social media.

The incident follows a long list of such cases of mobs taking law into their own hands, often resulting in casualties.

Last month, protests broke out in various parts of the country against targeted lynchings of minorities and Dalits after Junaid Khan, a 15-year-old, was stabbed to death on a Mathura-bound train by a mob in Ballabhgarh in Haryana. Khan’s death ensued after an argument over train seats escalated. Khan and his friends were called ‘beef-eaters’ by the mob and they were mocked over their skull caps.

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    Reha
    Jul 14, 2017 at 8:31 am
    Modi , high time , quit, we cannot afford to sacrifice our lives for your stupid fancies
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      Reha
      Jul 14, 2017 at 8:28 am
      It is high time that all the people especially the minorities should boycott the Modi Govt. There is no security, tomorrow it can happen to us. Shameless Modi should immediately resign otherwise ma my more innocent people will have to lose their lives.
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        Asif Ansari
        Jul 14, 2017 at 7:15 am
        Illiterate politicians should be removed first from their powers.
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          Asif Ansari
          Jul 14, 2017 at 7:07 am
          I guarantee the four won't be punished for 100 years. 😂😂😂 This is India. yaha news aati hai but result kabhi bataya nahi jaata. Qki action hota hi nahi , warna aisi himmat koi nahi karta dobara. Jai Hind.
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            Joseph R Stephen
            Jul 14, 2017 at 6:35 am
            M for. Modi M for Mob Let us dismiss the entire Police force we don't need any police, army and courts to defend India We also don't need any more elections Modi and BJP will take care of India. Great India shining
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              Bhim
              Jul 14, 2017 at 5:41 am
              Manav Hatya Karaney aur Kerney wale Aatanki Benaqab ho rahe hain purey Vishwa main. Kuch Power Key Bhukey Bhediya power main hokar bhi khoon ki holi khel rahen hain roz. Jai Bhim
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                Bhim
                Jul 14, 2017 at 5:38 am
                Purey Desh Main Aatank Ka Mahaul Hai aur Aatanki Sanghathan Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, RSS aur BJP Iski Aad mein Khel Khel rahen hain. Baba Saheb Amar Rahen. Jai Bhim.
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                  Adrian Akau
                  Jul 14, 2017 at 5:03 am
                  Beef and beatings go together, Any place, time or weather, For the rule of the protected cow, Past and future, as well as now, Blood for cow god is required, That is gau raskat's desire, Cow god is above human life, Mobs need iron bars and knife.
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