In yet another incident related to violence unleashed by cow vigilantes in India, the Aluva West Police in Kerala has arrested eight persons, all with RSS–BJP links, for trespassing into someone’s house and throwing mud into beef preparations on the occasion of Easter.
The ‘gau rakshaks’ were taken into custody following a complaint was issued by Karumallur Panchayat president G D Shiju on April 17.
According to police, on Easter eve, a group of RSS activists trespassed into the house of Kallarakkal Jose and threw mud in the beef curry being prepared at Jose’s house, saying ‘we won’t allow cow slaughter’. They also spoilt the raw meat stored at the house. Police said the accused barged into the residence of Biju around noon on Sunday and disrupted the Easter celebration.
Jose, according to reports, decided to slaughter his three-year-old cow after it was found incapable for delivery. Scared of threats from Sangh groups, Jose was not ready to file a complaint. However, Karumallur Panchayat president G D Shiju issued a complaint with the police seeking action.
The accused have been identified as Valiyaparambil Baiju, Valiyaparambil Sarath, Ambatt Veettil Anil, Ambatt Veettil Lathan, Kallumpadi Veettil Gireesh, Veliyamparamb Veettil Nithosh, Varun from Revathy Bihar and his brother Arun.
Following an initial probe, a FIR was filed on April 17 and case was taken against 14 persons. The accused were summoned to the police station on Tuesday. But, they failed to turn up.
On Sunday, three Muslim cattle traders were attacked in Delhi for carrying buffaloes in a truck.