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Mob in India kills three on suspicion of cattle theft, three arrested

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Mob in India kills three on suspicion of cattle theft, three arrested

By Zeba Siddiqui and Jatindra Dash

 

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Relatives of the victims of a mob lynching incident speak to a police officer as they mourn outside a hospital in Chapra in the eastern state of Bihar, India, July 19, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

 

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A mob on Friday beat to death three men suspected of trying to steal cattle in India's eastern state of Bihar, police said, the latest in a spate of attacks that have provoked alarm among religious minorities.

 

In recent years angry mobs have lynched many people from marginalised groups in India, especially Muslims and the Dalits who occupy the lowest rung of the ancient caste system, often over suspicions of cow slaughter.

 

The three men were caught by some villagers early on Friday while trying to load cattle on a pickup truck, police official Har Kishore Rai said.

 

"They were trying to load a buffalo and a calf when some villagers woke up and took the three into their custody and beat them up," he said, adding that the men had died.

 

Police have arrested three people from the village of Pithauri and have filed a case of murder against four more from the village, administrative official Lokesh Mishra told Reuters.

 

Police have filed a case of theft against the three men, and the villagers face a separate case of murder filed by the victims' families, naming three accused people, although more names are likely to be added, Mishra said.

 

Hinduism, India's dominant religion, considers cows sacred, and killing them is taboo.

 

Activists have tracked a rise in the number of mob lynchings in the last five years that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government has been in power. Critics accuse it of not having done enough to rein in such violence. [nL4N23X28Y]

 

The Supreme Court last year recommended making mob lynching a separate offence. In July, opposition parties in Bihar demanded a separate law against mob lynching in the state, where they say the problem is growing.

 

(Reporting by Zeba Siddiqui and Jatindra Dash; Editing by Alasdair Pal and Clarence Fernandez)

 

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i swear a few days ago i saw the guy in the grey shirt in Pattaya on walking street. :cheesy:

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"They say the suspects were caught by villagers in the Bihar state as they were trying to load a buffalo and a calf onto a lorry on Friday morning."

 

 

Which makes all the BS about sacred cows completely irrelevant. 

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A buffalo is not a cow.

Is this story about livestock rustling or the crime of "cow slaughter"?

 

 

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10 minutes ago, bendejo said:

A buffalo is not a cow.

Is this story about livestock rustling or the crime of "cow slaughter"?

A female buffalo, (you know, one with teats) is a cow with a calf.

A female bovine is a cow. A male is a bull.

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1 hour ago, rooster59 said:

Hinduism, India's dominant religion, considers cows sacred, and killing them is taboo.

Like the dogs in Thailand.

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1 hour ago, Ozman52 said:

"They say the suspects were caught by villagers in the Bihar state as they were trying to load a buffalo and a calf onto a lorry on Friday morning."

 

 

Which makes all the BS about sacred cows completely irrelevant. 

Well it does if your understanding is so limited that you believe all Indians hold cows to be sacred. 

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1 hour ago, Chomper Higgot said:

Well it does if your understanding is so limited that you believe all Indians hold cows to be sacred. 

I know that Indian muslims don't hold cows in high regard as Hindus do. Neither hold water buffalo to be sacred. 

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3 minutes ago, Ozman52 said:

I know that Indian muslims don't hold cows in high regard as Hindus do. Neither hold water buffalo to be sacred. 

Apparently they do not hold thieves in high regard either.

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I think an Indian person would rather lose his wife or daughter than lose his cow.  

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9 hours ago, NCC1701A said:

i swear a few days ago i saw the guy in the grey shirt in Pattaya on walking street. :cheesy:

you never been to Pattaya stick to your Hua Hin

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