Hindu farmers arrested
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