MP shocker! Muslim couple beaten on suspicion of carrying beef, bags searched

Bhopal, Jan 15: A Muslim couple was assaulted in a train in Madhya Pradesh by members of the Gauraksha Samiti, a group of right wing members on suspicion of carrying beef.

Incident took place in MP's Harda district on Thursday when the couple objected to their luggage being searched.

Muslim couple beaten on beef suspicion

According to an Indian Express report, "Police said the right-wing activists claimed to have seized "beef" from a bag during the "raid" on the general compartment of the Kushinagar Express on Wednesday before laboratory tests proved it was buffalo meat.

Police have arrested two members of the Samiti - identified as Hemant Rajput and Santosh - who claimed they acted on a tip-off about beef being transported by some passengers."

The victim, 43-year-old Mohammed Hussain said that the incident took place when he and his wife were retunring to their home in Harda district from Hyderabad.

"They pushed my wife around when she objected to our luggage being searched. We live in India and know what is wrong and right, we eat only goat meat. Besides, the black bag from which the meat was seized did not belong to us. Finally, a constable came to our rescue and saved my wife," Hussain was quoted as saying in the daily.

We eat only goat meat. We live in India and we know what is right or wrong. The black bag, which contained meat does not belong to us. They beat my wife. We were rescued by a police constable," said Mohammed Hussain.

Reportedly, at least seven members of the Gauraksha Samiti were involved in the incident and two have been arrested and sent to jail.

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