A mob assaulted six men who were transporting buffaloes to a slaughter house in east Delhi on Friday evening, ANI reported. One of the victims sustained serious injuries while the remaining five were released after receiving medical aid at the hospital. The police arrived at the scene after the attackers escaped, NDTV reported.
In their complaint, the victims said they were transporting around 80 buffaloes in mini-trucks when the mob stopped them near Baba Haridas Nagar. The mob beat the six men inside the trucks after releasing the cattle. The transporters claim to have had the required documents to ferry the animals.
On June 29, Prime Minister Narendra Modi finally broke his silence on the spate of cow-related violence in the country. Modi had said that he disapproved of the killings in the name of cow worship. “Killing people in the name of Gau Bhakti is not acceptable,” the prime minister had said.
The Bharatiya Janata Party administration has been accused of doing very little to curb incidents of cow-related violence. Citizens across the country staged protests against the lynchings and targeted violence. On June 28, crowds had gathered in at least 10 cities after Gurgaon-based documentary filmmaker Saba Dewan called for a peaceful protest at Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. Among the several attacks was the killing of a young Muslim boy aboard a local train to Ballabhgarh, Haryana, on June 22.