Hindu farm­ers ar­rested

Otago Daily Times - - WORLD -

New Delhi: In­dian po­lice have ar­rested two Hindu farm­ers in con­nec­tion with the killing of a Mus­lim man sus­pected of smug­gling cows to a slaugh­ter house, the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer said yes­ter­day.

The pro­tec­tion of cows, con­sid­ered holy by many in the Hindu­ma­jor­ity coun­try, is a pri­or­ity for hard­line Hindu groups in In­dia.

Po­lice found the body of Um­mar Khan (35) on Fri­day on rail­way tracks in Al­war district, in the north­west­ern state of Ra­jasthan.

Khan and two ac­com­plices were us­ing a stolen ve­hi­cle to trans­port five cows when they were at­tacked by six mem­bers of a self­styled cow pro­tec­tion force, a po­lice spokesman said.

Cow slaugh­ter is il­le­gal in most of In­dia. — Reuters

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