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Cow mafia chants ‘pro-Pak slogans’, attacks activists, police in Bengaluru

SNS | New Delhi |

Days after a software engineer was attacked by cow mafia in Bengaluru, a group of animal rights activists along with a team of police personnel were assaulted and their vehicles vandalised after they tried to raid an illegal cow slaughter house.

According to media reports, the incident took place on Tuesday evening when the group reached the Yelahanka area of Bengaluru, which houses over a dozen illegal slaughter houses and tried to enter one of the abattoirs masquerading as a motorcycle workshop, reports said.

“Upon seeing us, they downed the shutter and when police asked them to let us in, a crowd started gathering around us. Soon, the numbers swelled to 250 as those from nearby slaughter houses too joined the crowd,” one of the activists told mediapersons.

As per the victim, the crowd started raising pro-Pakistan slogans and without any provocation attacked the group of activists and policemen.

“One of them caught hold of a woman activist and tried to strangulate her with her own dupatta,” said the victim, adding that cops intervened on time and whisked them away in their vehicles from the spot.

Even as the victims ran for their lives, the crowd pelted stones on their vehicles and broke the glasses.

In a similar incident, on October 15, software engineer and animal rights activist Nandini was assaulted by over 150 people after she reported a case of alleged illegal cow slaughter taking place in Talaghattapura area located on the outskirts of the city.