All eight persons were produced in a local court Saturday, which sent them to judicial custody, said Gonda Superintendent of Police Rakesh Prakash Singh. He added, police are collecting background of all eight accused.
"Strict action should be taken against those involved in the act so that people can feel that there is a government here. Due to patronising of unscrupulous elements by (the) BJP, there is 'jungle raj' in the state," Mayawati said.
VHP's south Tripura district president Biplab Sen confirmed that a cow was slaughtered at a local brick field by a few migrant workers. However, he claimed two of the five accused persons were Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
In this excerpt from the book 'RSS: A view to the inside', the authors say the RSS does not want the BJP’s pursuit of votes and its focus on economic development—using the slogan ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’—to sideline cow protection.