Rohingya Muslims assaulted after locals object to buffalo slaughter on Eid
The police have registered a case against unidentified persons after an assault on Rohingya Muslims was reported in Haryana. The Rohingya Muslims were assaulted by local people who objected to their plan to slaughter two buffalo calves on the occasion of Eid.
"They first tried to take the animals, and when we objected, they asked us to sell the calves to them. We refused and told them that we had pooled in money and bought them for sacrifice on Eid," said Sakir Ahmed, a Rohingya Muslim.
Around 5 am on Saturday, before the refugees could take the animals to the market, a group of "15 or 20 men" came - some on bikes, others by foot - and allegedly assaulted them. "They released the calves and started to beat up anyone who tried to stop them.
A case has been registered at the Ballabgarh Sadar police station against "unidentified persons" under Sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt), 147 (rioting), 148 (rioting, armed with deadly weapon), 149 (unlawful assembly), and 379 (theft) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
"An FIR has been registered under relevant sections of the IPC, and we are in the process of identifying the accused," said Hanif Qureshi, Commissioner of Police, Faridabad.