Asia South Asia Top Stories Trending Now World

After Muslims cow-vigilantes kill Christian man in India

Cow vigilantes kill Christian man and injured three others when they were skinning a dead ox.

The incident happened in the eastern state of Jharkhand.

Indian police said a mob attacked the christen men when they were skinning a dead ox, in the latest case of so-called cow lynching.

According to Human Rights Watch, 44 people were killed in cow-related violence between May 2015 and December last year by Hindu vigilantes.

Opponents of Prime Minister Narendra Modi say that such groups have become emboldened since his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept to power in 2014.

The latest incident happened in the eastern state of Jharkhand late on Thursday when men from a local Christian community were skinning the carcass of an ox in a field.

“The men were armed with iron rods and sticks and attacked the group of skinners brutally,” said M L Meena, a senior Jharkhand police official.

The three men injured in the attack were sent to the hospital. Two men have been arrested for alleged murder and five more were on the run, Meena said.

Meena said the charges were based on a complaint by a Hindu villager who said he witnessed the slaughter of the ox.

“So far the investigation has shown the ox died naturally. We are doing a thorough probe,” he said.

Modi, who is running for a second term in elections that began on Thursday and run until May 19, has condemned cow-related violence.

Under his government, laws about cow slaughter are now applied more strictly and punishments have increased.

Dear TNT Reader,

At The News Tribe, our mission is to bring you free, independent, and unbiased news and content that keeps you informed and empowered. We are committed to upholding the highest standards of journalism, as we understand that we are a platform for truth.

Apart from independent global news coverage, we also commit our unique focus on the Muslim world. In an age marked by the troubling rise of Islamophobia and widespread misrepresentation of Muslims in Western media, we strive to provide accurate and fair coverage.

But to continue doing so, we need your support. Even a small donation of 1$ can make a big difference. Your contribution will help us maintain the quality of our news and counteract the negative narratives that are so prevalent.

Please consider donating today to ensure we can keep delivering the news that matters. Together, we can make a positive impact on the world, and work towards a more inclusive, informed global society.

Monthly Subscription Annual Subscription

Visa Card MasterCard American Express Card

We want to hear your Travel Stories.

Do you have a memorable, unbelievable, or favorite travel experience? Share your story with us.