Five Muslim youths from Faridabad district of Haryana were thrashed by cow vigilantes who suspected them of transporting beef in Mujessar area, following which members of both the groups were booked in different cases, police said on Saturday.
Police said two brothers Isaan Mohammad and Shahzad along with Shakeel, Sonu, and Azaad Mohammad — all residents of three villages in Faridabad district — were thrashed by a mob of cow vigilantes on Friday when they were carrying meat in an auto-rickshaw.
On Saturday, police registered a case under Sections 148, 149, 323, 341, and 506 of the Indian Penal Code at Mujessar police station against unknown 15-20 persons for thrashing the five youths.
Police said on a complaint by Faridabad’s Sanjay Colony resident Bajranji, the five youths too were booked in a cross-case under The Haryana Gauvansh and Gausamvardhan Act of 2015.
“A laboratory test has since established that the seized meat was of buffalo and not cow or its progeny. After the report, 15-20 unknown persons were booked under the IPC,” a senior police officer told IANS.
No arrest has been made as yet.