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Indian police arrest suspected cow vigilantes after Muslim killed

NEW DELHI: Police have arrested two Hindu farmers in connection with the killing of a Muslim man suspected of smuggling cows to a slaughter house, the investigating officer said on Wednesday. Hardline Hindu groups have gained prominence since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party came to power in 2014, and the protection of cows, considered holy by many in the Hindu-majority country, is a priority for them. Police found the body of Umar Khan, 35, on Friday on railway tracks in Alwar district…

Muslim man shot dead by cow vigilantes in India

JAIPUR: A Muslim man transporting cows was allegedly shot dead by cow vigilantes and another was left injured on Friday in Alwar district of Rajasthan, Indian media reported. The deceased was identified as Umar Khan and his aide, Tahir Khan. Both were transporting four cows in a pick-up truck from Alwar to Ghatmika village in Bharatpur district, when they were attacked by a crowd. The two persons were allegedly assaulted and shot at, leading to Umar Khan's death. The cow vigilantes allegedly threw Umar Khan's body…

Muslim man dies after attack by cow vigilantes in India

NEW DELHI: A Muslim man has died after he was attacked by hundreds of Hindu vigilantes while transporting cows in India, police said Wednesday, amid rising tensions over the slaughter of the sacred animal. Pehlu Khan, 55, died in hospital late Monday, two days after a mob attacked his cattle truck on a highway in Alwar in the western state of Rajasthan. In parts of northern and western India, squads of vigilantes roam highways inspecting livestock trucks for any trace of the animal. Alwar police chief Rahul Prakash…