60-year-old man stripped, dragged tied to motorbike for 'cow smuggling' in Jharkhand

    The Hawk
    May19/ 2024
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    The attackers stripped him, tied him to their motorcycle, and dragged him along the road before fleeing. An FIR has been lodged, and while Bhuiyan is in custody, a search for the other two suspects continues.

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    Garhwa: A 60-year-old man was allegedly stripped and dragged after being tied to a motorcycle by three persons on suspicion of cow smuggling in Jharkhand's Garhwa district, police said on Sunday.

    The incident occurred near Amrora village, around 275 km from Jharkhand's capital Ranchi, when the man, identified as Surswati Ram was on his way to Banshidhar Nagar Untari with his cattle on Friday afternoon.

    Banshidhar Nagar Untari sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) Satyendra Narayan Singh said that an FIR has been lodged in this regard.

    "According to the FIR, three persons, identified as Rahul Dubey, Rajesh Dubey and Kashinath Bhuiyan, were on a motorcycle. They intercepted the old man and accused him of being involved in cow smuggling," Singh said.

    They also stripped the old man and tied him to their motorcycle. "They dragged me to some distance and escaped after leaving me on the road," Ram stated in the FIR.

    The old man was brought to Banshidhar Nagar Untari sub-divisional hospital for treatment.

    Singh said Kashinath Bhuiyan was arrested, while search operation is on to nab the rest of the accused.