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Cow vigilantes brutally murder two Adivasi men in Madhya Pradesh

The criminal mob of 20 men reportedly forced their way into the home of a tribal family, beat two men to death and injured another

Sabrangindia 04 May 2022

Cow vigilantes brutally murder two Adivasi men Representation Image


A horrific murder was reported from Madhya Pradesh by a mob of around 20 men who reportedly forced their way into the home of a tribal family and killed two men. The mob of so-called gau rakshaks, or cow ‘protectors’, accused the tribal men of “killing a cow” and then brutally beat them up.

Media reports say that the two men were so badly injured that they died when they were being taken to hospital. The horrific crime took place in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh. Police say that another man had been injured by the attackers. A complaint was filed by Brajesh Batti, who was injured in the attack. The men who were killed have been identified as Sampat Batti and Dhansa.

According to a report in NDTV, the police said 20 people have been charged, out of which six of them have been charged with murder. Additional Superintendent of Police SK Maravi told the media that “...police teams are searching for the accused. Some of the accused are named (in the complaint) and others are unidentified. We have taken two-three suspects into custody. Some 12 kg of meat has been found in the victims' house."

According to Superintendent of Police (SP) Seoni Kumar Pratik, one accused had been arrested and the rest were absconding. However the SP said it was not yet known if the accused were members of Bajrang Dal or other right-wing groups, as alleged. Congress leader and MLA from Barghat constituency of Seoni, Arjun Singh Kakodiya, reached the village on Tuesday, and according to news reports, he, along with the villagers, held a protest “demanding the demolition of houses of those involved in the killings of the tribal men.” He accused Bajrang Dal and Ram Sena members of killing the tribal men.

Former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and Congress MP Kamal Nath also condemned the "brutal murder" of the tribal youth and raised concerns about the rising crimes in the state. He demanded that the government order a high level inquiry into this incident, and also help the families of the victims.

 

 

These so-called cow protection vigilantes out hunting for innocent humans have been very active this year. In March a lynching was reported from Tripura’s Sepahijala district. The victim was a 26-year-old Muslim man who was lynched by a mob that suspected him of being “a cattle thief”. The victim was identified as Litan Miah, a resident of Tarapukur in Jatrapur police station area in Sonamura subdivision. Two people identified as Sentu Debnath and Amar Chandra Das, were arrested in connection with the incident after the victim’s father Jamal Miah lodged a police complaint. 

In February, in Bihar, a Muslim man identified as Mohammad Khaleel Alam, was killed and his  body was later burnt as well. In a viral video, the accused is heard talking about “beef” and Alam is heard pleading for his life as he is accused of eating beef.  According to news reports, the Hindutva lynch mob murdered Alam, and burnt his body in Samastipur, Bihar, then reportedly put the video up on  Instagram.

A campaign is underway to give arms to Hindutva groups who in turn will give it to Hindus, to unleash violence. Such calls for violence have been given by Hindutva leaders more and more since December 2021. They also cite ‘cow protection’ as a reason to be armed with dangerous weapons. Previously, Sadhvi Saraswati, a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader, had advised Hindus to “carry swords to protect cows.” According to her, if people can buy phones worth a lakh, they can also buy swords “to protect cows from those who slaughter them.” Saraswati was speaking at the Hindu Sangama programme organised by the VHP and Bajrang Dal at the Karkala Gandhi Maidan on Sunday, December 12, 2021. She said, “In Karnataka, the cow is killed for meat. Such slaughterers have no right to live in this country. Cows are being stolen from the cowsheds of Hindus showing arms. We all should carry swords to save the Gau Matha.” 

In November 2021, swords were reportedly being sent to Hindutva groups by one Rajeev Brahmarshi, an aspiring Hindutva mob leader, who announced on his Facebook page, “Weapons will reach every corner of #Hindustan.” As he has had no police action against him, he continues to do so even now. In March 2022 he said “I will give a sword to every youth who will be present in Shri Ram Navami. This time I will bring 5000 swords instead of 3000." 

 

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Cow vigilantes brutally murder two Adivasi men in Madhya Pradesh

The criminal mob of 20 men reportedly forced their way into the home of a tribal family, beat two men to death and injured another

Cow vigilantes brutally murder two Adivasi men Representation Image


A horrific murder was reported from Madhya Pradesh by a mob of around 20 men who reportedly forced their way into the home of a tribal family and killed two men. The mob of so-called gau rakshaks, or cow ‘protectors’, accused the tribal men of “killing a cow” and then brutally beat them up.

Media reports say that the two men were so badly injured that they died when they were being taken to hospital. The horrific crime took place in Seoni district of Madhya Pradesh. Police say that another man had been injured by the attackers. A complaint was filed by Brajesh Batti, who was injured in the attack. The men who were killed have been identified as Sampat Batti and Dhansa.

According to a report in NDTV, the police said 20 people have been charged, out of which six of them have been charged with murder. Additional Superintendent of Police SK Maravi told the media that “...police teams are searching for the accused. Some of the accused are named (in the complaint) and others are unidentified. We have taken two-three suspects into custody. Some 12 kg of meat has been found in the victims' house."

According to Superintendent of Police (SP) Seoni Kumar Pratik, one accused had been arrested and the rest were absconding. However the SP said it was not yet known if the accused were members of Bajrang Dal or other right-wing groups, as alleged. Congress leader and MLA from Barghat constituency of Seoni, Arjun Singh Kakodiya, reached the village on Tuesday, and according to news reports, he, along with the villagers, held a protest “demanding the demolition of houses of those involved in the killings of the tribal men.” He accused Bajrang Dal and Ram Sena members of killing the tribal men.

Former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh and Congress MP Kamal Nath also condemned the "brutal murder" of the tribal youth and raised concerns about the rising crimes in the state. He demanded that the government order a high level inquiry into this incident, and also help the families of the victims.

 

 

These so-called cow protection vigilantes out hunting for innocent humans have been very active this year. In March a lynching was reported from Tripura’s Sepahijala district. The victim was a 26-year-old Muslim man who was lynched by a mob that suspected him of being “a cattle thief”. The victim was identified as Litan Miah, a resident of Tarapukur in Jatrapur police station area in Sonamura subdivision. Two people identified as Sentu Debnath and Amar Chandra Das, were arrested in connection with the incident after the victim’s father Jamal Miah lodged a police complaint. 

In February, in Bihar, a Muslim man identified as Mohammad Khaleel Alam, was killed and his  body was later burnt as well. In a viral video, the accused is heard talking about “beef” and Alam is heard pleading for his life as he is accused of eating beef.  According to news reports, the Hindutva lynch mob murdered Alam, and burnt his body in Samastipur, Bihar, then reportedly put the video up on  Instagram.

A campaign is underway to give arms to Hindutva groups who in turn will give it to Hindus, to unleash violence. Such calls for violence have been given by Hindutva leaders more and more since December 2021. They also cite ‘cow protection’ as a reason to be armed with dangerous weapons. Previously, Sadhvi Saraswati, a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader, had advised Hindus to “carry swords to protect cows.” According to her, if people can buy phones worth a lakh, they can also buy swords “to protect cows from those who slaughter them.” Saraswati was speaking at the Hindu Sangama programme organised by the VHP and Bajrang Dal at the Karkala Gandhi Maidan on Sunday, December 12, 2021. She said, “In Karnataka, the cow is killed for meat. Such slaughterers have no right to live in this country. Cows are being stolen from the cowsheds of Hindus showing arms. We all should carry swords to save the Gau Matha.” 

In November 2021, swords were reportedly being sent to Hindutva groups by one Rajeev Brahmarshi, an aspiring Hindutva mob leader, who announced on his Facebook page, “Weapons will reach every corner of #Hindustan.” As he has had no police action against him, he continues to do so even now. In March 2022 he said “I will give a sword to every youth who will be present in Shri Ram Navami. This time I will bring 5000 swords instead of 3000." 

 

Related:

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Sheath the swords, while there is still time!

Why is this ‘Sangeet Som Sena’ allowed to roam free in UP?

Ramgarh Lynching case: SC sees “no reason” to entertain the Petition filed against the bail of the accused men

Meat sale banned in Ghaziabad, demands brew for a repeat in MP

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