New Delhi: On Tuesday in Jharkhand, when unidentified persons stumbled across some pieces of animal flesh strewn on the main road in Bokaro district, they unanimously decided that it was ‘cow’s flesh’.
Soon after that, a mob consisting of more than hundred people gathered at the spot and blocked the main road. Their indignation had mainly stemmed from the rumour that the purported flesh was cow’s flesh.
“The situation has been brought under control. There was no violence as such,” said Bokaro Superintendent of Police Y S Ramesh.
Officials who had assessed the situation said that the mob resorted to stone-pelting and set a few car tyres on fire. When police was deployed in the area, normal traffic movement soon resumed.
“There was stone-pelting in which one constable sustained injuries. However, the mob was dispersed without the need to use force. The traffic was resumed by 8.30 pm,” Bokaro Deputy Commissioner Rai Mahimapat Ray said.
Incidences of outrage over cow meat, despite being discouraged by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have astoundingly increased.