In yet another shocking case of mob lynching, 32-year-old Muhammad Alamgir in Patna, Bihar, was beaten to death over suspicion of cattle theft on Wednesday, reports NDTV. According to the report, all the accused were immediately arrested. “Six people who were named in the complaint have been arrested,” the police said.
As per the report, the incident took place on Wednesday at around 3 am in Phulwarisharif near Patna. Alamgir was thrashed after he was caught untying a buffalo from a cattle shed. The beating went on for hours till the police arrived after receiving a call about the unfortunate incident. He was taken to the hospital but died in the afternoon after succumbing to the injuries.
The incident took place at Paigambarpur village under Baniapur police station. According to reports, the three men were spotted at Baniyapur village at 4:30 am with a pick-up truck that allegedly had cattle. Villagers caught hold of the three men and attacked them until they collapsed.
The police said they arrived at the spot and took the victims to a hospital in Chhapra, where doctors declared them dead on arrival, according to NDTV.
This isn’t the first time that a heinous act of mob-lunching has made headlines. Slaughter of cows is illegal in few states and several vigilante groups take to enforcing the law themselves, often violently. In most cases, the victims of the mob beatings are Muslim.