Man killed on suspicion of slaughtering cows | Latest News Delhi

A 45-year-old man died and at least four others were injured after they were allegedly attacked by a group of 15 people, who allegedly caught slaughtering cows on a farm in the southwest of Delhi’s Chhawla village in the early hours of Monday, police said. .

While the victim was identified as one Raja Ram, three of the wounded were Muslims, police said.

The injured were arrested and booked for slaughtering cows, and a case was registered at the Chhawla police station on Monday. The bodies of at least four cows were found in a wooded area inside the farm that has a high boundary wall, a partially built house, and a high iron gate, police said.

The farm where the alleged incident took place is less than a mile from the local police station. The crowd that attacked the five men included some cow guards and local residents, police said, adding that one of them informed the police, but by the time a team reached the scene, the crowd had suspected the five already attacked.

“The police took the five injured persons into custody and took them to a government hospital for treatment. All of them were discharged to medical care. They were questioned at the police station when one of them, identified as Raja Ram, became unwell and became brought to Rao Tula Ram Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, “said a senior police officer.

Although a separate case under sections 323 of the Indian Criminal Code (voluntarily causing harm), 337 (causing harm by action that endangers the life or personal safety of others), 341 (wrongful restraint) and 34 (common intent ) was registered on the charge of one of the wounded men, Mohammad Shanu, and the murder charge was added to the first information report (FIR) after Ram’s death, none of the alleged attackers were arrested until Tuesday night.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Dwarka) Shankar Chaudhary said at 2.10am on April 11 (Monday), the Chhawla police were informed of an incident involving the slaughter of cows on a farm. A police team arrived there and arrested five people involved in the cow slaughter. A case was registered under sections 429 of the Indian Criminal Code (crime by killing or mutilating cattle, etc., of any value or every animal of the value of fifty rupees), 120 (conceal design to commit crime with imprisonment), 120B (criminal collusion), 34 (common intent) and 12/13 Delhi Agriculture Prevention Act and section 11 of Cruelty to Animals Prevention Act, DCP Chaudhary said.

Police said a second case in the incident was filed on the complaint by one of the arrested persons, Mohammad Shanu from Hasanpur in Uttar Pradesh, who claimed they were beaten hard by a crowd, the DCP said.

“Every effort is being made to arrest the alleged criminals. Further investigation is ongoing,” he said, adding that according to the procedure, the subdivisional magistrate (SDM) of Kapashera and senior police officers were informed of Ram’s death.

The names of the other detainees were not shared by the police.

An e-rickshaw driver by profession, Ram lived with his wife and four children in the farm belonging to a person known locally as Gulati. The owner of the farm let them live there and take care of his property. Ram’s family members kept eight cows, four belonged to them and one relative, and left to local residents.

The preliminary investigation into the case, said a police officer, revealed that a person named Akeel was involved in the illegal slaughter of cows after buying cattle from nearby villages. Akeel involved Shanu, Arshad and some others in the illegal activities. They had also taken Ram in there, and he had them slaughter cows at night on the farm. Ram would be paid 500 for slaughtering one cow, the officer said.

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