Amid growing controversy over the beef ban and the violent attacks by the cow vigilantes, a man was beaten by the locals for allegedly carrying beef in Nagpur’s Bharsingi district in Maharashtra.
The incident that reportedly took place on July 12 when some people in Bharsingi district started assaulted the man while the people around him continue to watch.
The attack on the man got highlighted after an onlooker filmed the assault on his phone.
The 17-second long video shows four men grabbing the victim by the collar and blowing punches and kicks during broad daylight.
Nagpur police have registered a case against the unknown assailants and four people have been detained for interrogation in connection with the crime.
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The attack comes days after Maharashtra forensic laboratory is believed to have prepared meat detection kits that can give results of the sample in less than 30 minutes.
Reportedly, the lab promises to give safe results by detecting the protein in the meat sample to determine the result.
The kit is slated to be provided to the police to check if the meat seized is of cow or not, say officials. As of now the kits will be only available in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur and will be extended to Nashik and Aurangabad in the later stages.
The BJP government in the state has amended provisions to the Maharashtra Animal Preservation (Amendment) Act, 2015, to ban the sale and transport of beef. The state has already implemented a total ban on beef in Maharashtra operational for over years now.