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    MP: 9 held for beating 2 tribals to death over cow slaughter suspicion

    Sunil Aswal
    May4/ 2022

    Madhya Pradesh : The police have arrested nine persons in connection with the death of two tribal men who were allegedly assaulted by a group of people over suspicion of cow slaughter in Madhya Pradesh's Seoni district, an official said on Wednesday. The two tribal men died on Tuesday morning after some people, allegedly belonging to the Bajrang Dal, beat them up over suspicion of cow slaughter in Simaria village under Kurai police station limits. After the incident, a group led by opposition Congress legislator Arjun Singh Kakodia staged a six-hour-long protest on the Jabalpur-Nagpur highway on Tuesday, demanding job and financial assistance for the kin of the deceased They ended the protest after an assurance from the district administration. Local MP and Union minister Faggan Singh Kulaste said it is yet not clear whether the accused belonged to any organisation.The dispute started over meat (of cow) and it would not be correct as of now to say that any organisation is involved in the incident, Kulaste told reporters on Tuesday night in Seoni.  He said action will be taken on the basis of an inquiry and nobody, irrespective of their association, will be spared.    According to an FIR registered following a complaint by Brajesh Batti, who was injured in the incident, a group of 15-20 people allegedly hit Sampatlal Batti, a resident of Sagar village, and Simaria resident Dhansay Inwati with sticks after accusing them of cow slaughter, between 2.30 am and 3 am on Tuesday.  When Brajesh Batti arrived at the spot, he too was assaulted. Inwati and Sampatlal Batti died around 6 am on Tuesday during treatment in hospital, the complainant said. Following the incident, the police arrested Sher Singh Rathore (28), Ajay Sahu (27), Veda ...

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