Muslim man thrashed by alleged cow vigilantes dies

Muslim man thrashed by alleged cow vigilantes dies
An Indian motorcyclist swerves to avoid running into cow running across the road in Ahmedabad, in this October 11, 2015 file photo. (AFP)
Updated 17 September 2016

Muslim man thrashed by alleged cow vigilantes dies

Muslim man thrashed by alleged cow vigilantes dies

AHMEDABAD: A 25-year old man, who was reportedly attacked by cow vigilantes on Sept. 13, succumbed to his wounds at a hospital in Ahmedabad on Friday, police said. Mohammad Ayyub Mev was admitted to the hospital after he was attacked by unidentified persons on Tuesday. According to his brother, Ayyub was thrashed on the suspicion that he was transporting cows for slaughter.
“Ayyub’s car met with an accident [on Tuesday] on SG Highway on the night of Sept. 13. When some bystanders checked the car, they found a calf and a bullock. Due to the impact, the calf died while the bullock was rescued. To save himself from people’s wrath, Ayyub started running,” said inspector PB Rana of Anandnagar police station.
“The victim tried to runaway but the assailants caught up to him and thrashed him. We had lodged a case of attempted murder against the mob. Now as he has died of his injuries we will register a murder case,” said Rana, adding that no arrests had yet been made.

However, Ayyub’s brother Imran alleged that the assailants were cow vigilantes. “Those who killed my brother were indeed gaye rakshaks. My brother was not transporting any cows. We want the police to nab the real culprits,” said Imran.