A 35-year-aged guy linked to a right-wing cow vigilante group was attacked with sharp-edged weapons and then shot dead by a team of gentlemen in Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad district, the police explained on Saturday. The incident was caught on movie by a witness on his cellphone.
Ravi Vishwakarma, the district in-demand of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad “gau raksha” wing, was returning from Hoshangabad with two some others in a car or truck on Friday when the incident took put in Pipariya town, around 150 km from Bhopal, the law enforcement claimed.
“A team of guys attacked Vishwakarma and two other folks in the auto with sharp-edged weapons. They then shot two rounds, just one of which hit Vishwakarma in the upper body, killing him on the place. The other two also gained injuries. The attackers fled,” law enforcement officer Satish Andhwan advised information company PTI.
“We have registered a case in opposition to 10 persons and efforts are on to capture them. It may perhaps be a fallout of an previous enmity in between Vishwakarma and the attackers. He was the district in cost of the VHP’s gau raksha wing,” the formal additional.
In the online video of the incident, 6 to 8 men, some of them with their faces coated with towels and scarves are observed first attacking the car near a bridge. A girl is listened to coaxing the male recording the online video to leave the area.
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The assailants who are observed wielding rods split the windows of the vehicle and then drive two adult males accompanying the VHP chief to come out of the car or truck. The adult men then shoot into the motor vehicle with a pistol and pull out Vishwakarma and beat him with rods to make sure he is lifeless.
A functionary of the VHP in area Gopal Soni informed PTI that it was a planned murder. “Vishwakarma was performing for the security of cows as district main of VHP’s gau raksha wing. His killing should really be probed thoroughly,” Mr Soni said.
Cow slaughter is unlawful in most of India and quite a few vigilante groups consider to implementing the regulation themselves, often violently.
(With inputs from PTI)