A Muslim man was beaten to death by a mob in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district on Friday, and critically injured his companion for allegedly killing cows. At least four suspects have been arrested in the incident, which began on Thursday night in Amgar village, The Indian Express reported.

Satna Superintendent of Police Rajesh Hingankar told the daily that villagers attacked the duo. Riaz, 45, was killed in the incident while Shakeel, 33, is in a critical condition.

According to police officials, two people returning to the village on Thursday saw a group of people with the dead cattle. Four accomplices of Riaz and Shakeel fled, while the duo were beaten up on the spot.

By the time the police reached the spot in the early hours of Friday, Riaz was dead and Shakeel seriously wounded. The officials said they found a slaughtered bull and the meat of two other bulls packed in sacks at the spot where the murder took place.