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6 people beaten up on suspicion of slaughtering bovine: Police

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Bettiah: Six people were thrashed by cow vigilantes on suspicion of slaughtering a bovine in a house at Dumra village in Bihar’s West Champaran district, the police said today.

Deputy Superintendent of Police Sanjay Kumar Jha said some people surrounded a house at Dumra village under Jaitia panchayat on the suspicion of a bovine being slaughtered inside and thrashed six people yesterday. No arrest has been made so far, he said. Qudus Kureishi, husband of the village hear, was also beaten up when he tried to intervene in the matter, Jha said.

On getting the information, he said the police reached the village and pacified angry villagers by assuring action against the guilty. Additional police force has been deployed in the village, the DSP said.