The news of mob lynching of suspected Cow Smugglers across the nation has yet not settled when a gruesome act of hand chopping over cow stealing suspicion has caught eyes of people in the nation. The event has been reported from Madhya Pradesh’s Raisen district where a 5 member family of Sattu Yadav has chopped off right arm of the victim, Prem Narayan Sahu, over the suspicion of cow stealing. Essentially, Sattu Yadav nurtures a bunch of cows in his farm and he found his cows missing one day.
A fuss took place between Sattu Yadav and Sahu over the inquiry of the missing cows. This resulted into a fight and Yadav along with his family members tied Sahu to a tree and thrashed him badly. “The incident happened around 9pm on Sunday night, when the family of Sattu Yadav attacked the man after he inquired about his missing cows. A fight followed and the family members of Sattu Yadav tied the victim, identified as Prem Narayan Sahu, to a tree and chopped off his right arm with a sword. His left hand is also badly injured,” narrated Rajendra Kumar Dhurve, police officer to a Media Agency.
Dhurve informed that the two accused, Sattu and Rampal, from the family have been arrested while the 3 other members of the family, including a woman are absconding. “We have arrested two of the accused, but three others of the family are missing,” Dhurve told Media Agency. The police have charged Sattu Yadav and his family under Section 323 of the IPC (Indian Penal Code) which amounts for attempt to murder.
In a recent past, on July 20, a mob in Rajasthan’s Alwar district thrashed a 28-year old man, Akbar Khan, in suspicion of cow smuggling wherein the man was transporting 2 cows. The man was thrashed badly which resulted into breaking of 2 of his ribs and causing multiple injuries to Khan. He was declared dead after the police failed in taking Khan to the nearby hospital on time. The police was accused of taking a tea break while they were on the way to the hospital. This incident had gained nationwide rage over administration’s failed attempt to maintain law and order in the state.