A young Muslim man has been brutally attacked by a group of men near Delhi on suspicions of transporting beef.
Police said that the incident took place on Friday morning in Haryana’s Gurgaon district and one of the accused had been arrested.
In a video which went viral on social media, a group of men were seen dragging and kicking the 27-year-old victim, identified as Lukmaan, while a huge crowd watched in silence.
In the video, one of the men was seen physically assaulting Lukmaan with a small hammer while a cop stand next to the victim.
Police PRO Subhash Boken said, “The victim told police he was transporting buffalo meat in his truck from Nuh to Sadar Bazaar area of Gurgaon.
“When he reached Gurgaon, he was chased by some men on motorcycles. He sped away but got waylaid and thrashed by them.”
He added that “They later took the victim to another place near Sohna and beat him up again and also damaged his vehicle.”
Pro Subhash added that the victim has been hospitalised and a case had been registered.
He also added that one of the accused, Pradeep Yadav, have been arrested while the others have been identified.
“Efforts are under way to apprehend them,” he said.
Subhash stated that “The motive behind the attack is not clear, but it could be prompted by suspicion over transportation of beef. The samples of the meat have been taken.”