A 35-year-old man linked to a right-wing cow vigilante group was attacked with sharp-edged weapons after which shot lifeless by a bunch of males in Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad district, police mentioned on Saturday. The incident was caught on video by a witness on his cellphone.
Ravi Vishwakarma, the district in-charge of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad “gau raksha” wing, was coming back from Hoshangabad with two others in a automotive on Friday when the incident occurred within the Pipariya city, round 150 km from Bhopal, the police mentioned.
“A bunch of males attacked Vishwakarma and two others within the automotive with sharp-edged weapons. They then shot two rounds, certainly one of which hit Vishwakarma within the chest, killing him on the spot. The opposite two additionally acquired accidents. The attackers fled,” police officer Satish Andhwan informed information company PTI.
“We’ve got registered a case in opposition to 10 folks and efforts are on to catch them. It could be a fallout of an outdated enmity between Vishwakarma and the attackers. He was the district in control of the VHP’s gau raksha wing,” the official added.
Within the video of the incident, six to eight males, a few of them with their faces lined with towels and scarves are seen first attacking the automotive close to a bridge. A girl is heard coaxing the person recording the video to go away the realm.
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The assailants who’re seen wielding rods break the home windows of the automotive after which drive two males accompanying the VHP chief to come back out of the automotive. The boys then shoot into the automotive with a pistol and pull out Vishwakarma and beat him with rods to ensure he’s lifeless.
A functionary of the VHP in space Gopal Soni informed PTI that it was a deliberate homicide. “Vishwakarma was working for the safety of cows as district chief of VHP’s gau raksha wing. His killing ought to be probed completely,” Mr Soni mentioned.
Cow slaughter is illegitimate in most of India and several other vigilante teams take to implementing the regulation themselves, usually violently.
(With inputs from PTI)