Mob kills 2 Mus­lims over al­leged cow theft

New Straits Times - - World -

GUWAHATI: A mob in In­dia beat to death two Mus­lims who were ac­cused of try­ing to steal cows for slaugh­ter, po­lice said yes­ter­day, the lat­est in­ci­dent in a surge of vi­o­lence blamed on hard­line Hindu groups. Some Hindu groups de­manded a ban on the slaugh­ter of cows, which many Hin­dus re­gard as sa­cred. Po­lice said the at­tack hap­pened on Sun­day in a vil­lage in As­sam. About 20 peo­ple at­tacked the two Mus­lim youth, beat­ing them with sticks, af­ter they were ac­cused of plot­ting to steal cows.

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