An angry mob in Mughalsarai thrashed two men for allegedly stealing cows. The duo was later arrested.
According to reports, the men were seen stealing and escaping with a cow and a calf of a local.
The owner raised an alarm, following which people nabbed the two and thrashed them in Subhash Nagar.
The SP has assured action against those who beat them too.
Mughalsarai: 2 men thrashed by crowd after they were caught stealing cows in Subhash Nagar, taken to police station pic.twitter.com/rwzMksj0gb— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) January 7, 2018
In this case, the two were stealing, but there has been a rise in incidents of violent 'cow vigilantism' acts.
A petition in the SC said the "menace" is spreading communal disharmony. It said such groups should be regulated and banned.
The SC had directed the Centre and states to take action against such acts by the public.
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