09, Oct 2015
POLICE ARRIVED IN THE NICK OF TIME TO RESCUE IBRAHIM PADUBIDRI FROM A DADRI-STYLE LYNCHING
BENGALURU: A cattle trader in Karnataka had a narrow escape after Bajrang Dal activists attacked him with metal rods and chains on a rumour about a stolen cow even as protests erupt across the country against the lynching of a Muslim man on suspicion of slaughtering a cow.
Police arrived in the nick of time in the remote coastal town of Karkala in Udupi district on Tuesday and rescued a barely conscious Ibrahim Padubidri who was returning after buying three cows and two calves from two Hindu farmers.
Ibrahim, whose family has been in the cattle trade for three generations, said he was waylaid and attacked by 30 men.