A Delhi farm guard was lynched and two people injured after a group of 10-15 men claiming to be “gau rakshaks” attacked them on suspicion of slaughtering cows, the police said. police Tuesday.
Rajaram (40), who worked as a farm watchman in Chhawla area of Dwarka, was killed in the incident on Monday, they said.
Reports were received that a group of men were slaughtering cows and selling meat in the area, police said.
A team was dispatched to the scene, but before they could get there, 10 to 15 unidentified men, claiming to be “gau rakshaks” (cow protectors), reached the farm and attacked those who came there. were, said a senior police officer.
Two FIRs were registered in the case, he said.
In the first FIR, one of the injured, who is a fruit seller by profession, said that he and his friends were often called by Rajaram to slaughter cows which he used to bring from his homeland.
He said that after slaughtering the cows, they used to cut them into pieces and then package the meat to sell.
On Monday, as the caretaker and a few others were working inside the farmhouse, unidentified men burst in and began beating them, police said citing the FIR.
Rajaram and the others were taken to hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries, the officer said.
“Our teams took a few samples on the spot and sent them for examination. Two separate cases were also registered in this case and five men were arrested on the spot,” the officer said.
The other FIR, police said, was registered under the cow slaughter sections. (With PTI inputs)