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‘Attacked despite stating that we had no beef’

16, Jan 2016

• 16 Jan 2016
• Hindustan Times (Mumbai)
• HT Correspondent letters[email protected]
About four men boarded our coach first and others joined them later. They started pushing and manhandling passengers, including my husband.
NASEEMA, resident of Harda in Madhya Pradesh
BH O PA L/ H A R DA : A couple assaulted by activists of a cow protection group recounted the moments of terror they went through during their train journey when they were accused of carrying beef.
Police said that a laboratory test confirmed meat was not beef but buffalo meat and the bag containing the “suspected item” didn’t belong to the couple — Mohammed Husain and wife Naseema Bi who were travelling on Wednesday from Khandwa to hometown Harda on the Kushinagar Express.
“About four men boarded our coach first and others joined them later. They started pushing and manhandling passengers, including my husband sitting next to the door. They pushed me as well when I objected. We told them we were not carrying beef or any meat and knew nothing if something else did. Still they threw out our bags. We were very scared,” Naseema told Hindustan Times.

 

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