TNN / Updated: Jun 15, 2021, 08:28 IST
Udaipur: A man from Madhya Pradesh was beaten to death and another seriously injured after a village mob attacked them in Begun of Chittorgarh district late Sunday night, alleging they were smuggling cattle in their truck for slaughter.
Chittorgarh SP Rajendra Prasad Goyal said the police have arrested 10 persons and identified nine others in connection with the lynching incident. Police teams are on the lookout for the culprits at large.
Babulal, son of Dhannalal Bhil, joined the list of dozens of people lynched by cow vigilantes over the past few years. His injured and hospitalised aide Pintu Bhil denied the allegation that the animals were meant for slaughter and said they were bullocks purchased from the state and being taken home to MP for agricultural purpose. According to police, 28-year-old Babulal, a resident of Ramnagar, and Pintu from Ratamya village, both from Petlawad tehsil of Jhabua district in Madhya Pradesh, had purchased bulls from Begun and Rayati villages and were returning home when a mob of some 15 men stopped their pick-up van at Bhilkhanda chauraha. The mob accused them of smuggling cows and thrashed them.
They snatched the mobiles of victims. A police team from the nearest chowki went to the spot after receiving information about the mob lynching two men. They rescued both and took them to a hospital where Babulal succumbed to his injuries. Extra forces have been deployed in the area to prevent any untoward incident.
Udaipur range IG Satyaveer Singh went to Begun to take stock of the situation. “Our teams raided several places and some persons have been arrested. A detailed investigation will be conducted,” the IG said.