Jharkhand: 60-year-old man allegedly stripped, dragged tied to bike on suspicion of cow smuggling

  • The victim identified as Surswati Ram was on his way to Banshidhar Nagar Untari with his cattle on Friday when three persons intercepted and accused him of being involved in cow smuggling

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Updated19 May 2024
File photo: Mint
File photo: Mint

In a shocking incident, a 60-year-old man was allegedly stripped and dragged after being tied to a motorcycle by three persons on suspicion of cow smuggling in Garhwa district of Jharkhand.

The incident occurred on Friday near Amrora village, around 275 km from state capital Ranchi.

The victim identified as Surswati Ram was on his way to Banshidhar Nagar Untari with his cattle on Friday when three persons intercepted and accused him of being involved in cow smuggling.

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According to PTI, Banshidhar Nagar Untari sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Satyendra Narayan Singh said that an FIR has been lodged in this regard.

“According to the FIR, three persons, identified as Rahul Dubey, Rajesh Dubey and Kashinath Bhuiyan, were on a motorcycle. They intercepted the old man and accused him of being involved in cow smuggling,” Singh said.

Surswati Ram was stripped and tied to a motorcycle.

“They dragged me to some distance and escaped after leaving me on the road,” Ram stated in the FIR. 

The old man was brought to Banshidhar Nagar Untari sub-divisional hospital for treatment.

The police have arrested Kashinath Bhuiyan, while a search operation is on to nab the other two accused. 

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Four beaten in Haryana on suspicion of cow smuggling

In March, four men from Haryana were allegedly beaten up by locals on suspicion of cow smuggling in Rajasthan's Alwar district.

The incident had occurred in Khushkhera police station area of Alwar. 

SHO of Khushkhera police station, Virendra Yadav, had said that the patrolling officer received information that some locals had stopped a pickup vehicle in which cows were being allegedly smuggled.

When the police reached the spot, the four suspected cow smugglers were found in an injured state, he had said.

Seven cows were rescued from the spot and shifted to a cow shelter. 

The suspected cow smugglers were allegedly beaten up by the locals.

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