Tensions prevailed in PGI area in Lucknow on Wednesday after some persons were allegedly found slaughtering a cow and calf, triggering protest by the locals, police said.
The incident was reported around 3.30 am when a boy saw some persons allegedly slaughtering a cow and a calf. The accused escaped as soon as the boy raised an alarm, police said.
The locals gathered on the spot and organised a sit-in dharna demanding strict action against those involved in the act, police said.
Police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the protestors in which few sustained minor injuries.
An FIR in this regard has been registered at PGI police station by Bhartiya Kisan Union (Awadh) president Ram Singh Yadav under the relevant section of the IPC, officials said.
Police is probing the matter. No arrests have so far been made in this connection.
There is a ban on cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh.