MAN KILLED BY COW VIGILANTES
In a recent incident of cow vigilantism, Pehlu Khan, a 55-years-old man, was killed and 14 others were brutally beaten by the cow vigilantes over the suspicion of cow smuggling. The vigilantes, who were Hindu and consider cows sacred, surrounded six vehicles carrying cattle on a highway connecting Jaipur to New Delhi on Saturday and pulled out five men, apparently Muslims, and beat them. Sushmana Chaudhary, a constable in Behror, said some or all of the animals that Mr. Khan was transporting were dairy cows.
Many cow vigilante groups have been proliferating and taking up law in their hands and many a times, they go unpunished. The government needs to lay down strict punishments for such groups.