Muslim women badly beaten in India over beef rumours

NEW DELHI: Two Muslim women have been beaten up at a railway station in central India on suspicion of carrying beef, an offence in many parts of the Hindu-majority country, police said Wednesday.

Two Muslim women badly beaten over beef rumours in India

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Video footage broadcast on local television channels showed a group of women slapping, kicking and punching the two as a large crowd gathered.

Cows are revered by Hindus and slaughtering them is illegal in most Indian states. In the video, the women are cornered by a crowd that is heard screaming “Gau Mata Ki Jai (Hail holy cow)”. They are slapped and punched by the women in the mob until one of them collapses.

No action has been taken against those who assaulted the women, or the policemen at the spot.

Indian state home minister Bhupendra Singh was reported by NDTV as saying: “No can take law in their own hands. A probe will be conducted.”

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