Madhya Pradesh. Two tribal men beaten to death on suspicion of cow slaughter | Bhopal News


SEONI: Two tribal men have died after being assaulted by a group of 15 to 20 people suspected of slaughtering cows in Seoni district, Madhya Pradesh, police said on Tuesday. Another person was injured in the incident, they said.
The plaintiff in the case and the BJP-led opposition Congress in the state alleged that the attackers belonged to the Bajrang Dal.
About 20 people were arrested in connection with the incident, which happened in Simaria below Kurai Police Station boundaries between 2.30 a.m. and 3 a.m. Monday, including six for murder, an official said. .
After the incident, a group led by Congress legislator Arjun Singh Kakodia launched a protest on the Jabalpur-Nagpur highway. The Seoni Police Superintendent and other officials attended the protest site.
“Two tribal men died. It was alleged that a group of 15 to 20 people came to the victims’ home, accused them of killing a cow and assaulted them. Both men died as they were being taken to hospital and another was lightly injured. The autopsy has not yet been performed,” Additional Police Superintendent SK Maravi told PTI.
“A murder case has been registered at Kuarai Police Station and police teams are looking for the accused. Some of the accused are named (in the complaint) and some are unidentified. We have placed 2-3 suspects in custody Some 12 kilograms of meat were found in the victims’ house,” Maravi said.
Complainant Brajesh Batti, who was injured in the incident, said the crowd was beating Sampat Batti, a resident of Sagar, and a resident of Simaria Dhansa with sticks when he arrived at the scene, and he too was assaulted.
Congressman Kakodia, who sat on a ‘dharna’ to protest the incident, claimed the attackers included members of Bajrang Dal and called for a ban on right-wing attire.
He said the relatives of the victims should be given Rs 1 crore each as well as government jobs.
Meanwhile, Congress has demanded a high-level investigation into the incident and swift action against the culprits.
Congress President MP Kamal Nath tweeted: “I demand from the government that strict action be taken against the culprits by announcing a high level investigation into this incident. All possible assistance must be given to the families of the victims and arrangements for the treatment of injured men at government expense.
Nath said relatives of the deceased and local residents claimed the Bajrang Dal was involved in the incident.
The former CM said National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data showed MP was number one among states for crimes against tribals.

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