Cow-related violence on the rise in Bihar post Nitish Kumar forming govt with BJP

Cow-related violence on the rise in Bihar post Nitish Kumar forming govt with BJP

PATNA: Beef-related violence has registered a steep rise in Bihar post JD-U leader Nitish Kumar forming his government with the BJP in July last, reports suggest.

On Monday, communal tension gripped Madhepura district of Bihar after the villagers found large number of alleged cow carcasses floating in a canal, prompting the authorities to suspend internet services and beef up security in the areas, according to the Hindustan Times.

It is alleged the angry mob also clashed with the police and pushed the car of one of a police official into the canal when he had gone to monitor the situation.

This is the latest in a series of such incidents reported in recent weeks.

Barely a day before on Sunday tension gripped Bhojpur district after calf carcasses were found in the house of a Muslim villager. The situation came under control after the police arrested two persons identified as Kalam Qureshi and Fayaz Qureshi.

Communal tension also gripped Araria district over rumours that a Muslim family had carried cow meat to their home, prompting the police to impose prohibitory orders. The incident took place during Bakrid also known as Eid-Ul-Azha.

Last month in the weekend, mob had attacked the house of a Muslim village at Dumra village in West Champaran district on the suspicion of killing a cow. The mob relented after the police arrested the “accused”.

On August 6, a youth was thrashed in Rohtas district on the suspicion of carrying beef. Luckily the police reached on time and rescued the victim.

Again on August 3, a mob of cow vigilantes had intercepted a truck carrying beef in Bhojpur district and beat up three persons, including the driver.

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