Six men thrashed for transporting buffalo calves
Six cattle traders were thrashed by a mob in Delhi's Baba Haridas Nagar for carrying buffalo calves in their vehicles on Friday night.
The victims, identified as Salim (25), Ali Jan (40), Shokeen (26), Dilshan (22), Saif Ali (15) and Kaala (32), are all cattle traders and natives of Uttar Pradesh.
"I ran from the spot and made a PCR call. The attackers were all young. We wanted to explain them about the buffalo calves, but they were in no mood to listen to us and started attacking," said Raees, adding that despite being a cattle trader, it was the first time he witnessed such an attack.
DCP, Outer, M N Tiwari said that the complainant Shokeen – who was driving one of the vehicles – had on July 7 told police that he had loaded 17 buffalo calves from Maham, Haryana and was going to deliver them at a buffalo market in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh with his brother and other relatives.
Around 8 pm, when they reached at Gitanjali Enclave in Baba Haridas Nagar, three to four boys stopped Shokeen's vehicle and started an argument. In the meantime, some other persons gathered there and opened the vehicle's rear door, causing the calves loaded in the vehicle to come out and run away.
"They were just beating us with fist and sticks," said Salim, adding that Ali Jan received maximum injuries.
A case under sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 341 (punishment for wrongful restraint), 379 (punishment for theft), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) and 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of common intention) of the Indian Penal Code has been registered at Baba Haridas Nagar police station against unknown persons.