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Bull carcass found in Noida drain, seven arrested

The incident created tensions in the area, with people coming out to protest against bovine slaughter.

noida Updated: Sep 07, 2018 06:48 IST
Preety Acharya
Preety Acharya
Hindustan Times, Noida
Bull,Cow slaughter,Tension
Stray bulls sitting on a road.(HT File)

Tension gripped Gejha in Noida after a beheaded bull carcass was found near a drain in the village. Seven people have been arrested in the case.

Villagers started protesting against the slaughtering of cows after which the police and senior administration officials reached the spot.

Police said around 12.30pm on Thursday, the bull’s head was found being carried by a pig near a drain. Locals gathered and started protesting against cow slaughter in the area.

Police reached the spot and controlled the situation by taking away the head for a postmortem examination to identify the animal’s breed. The city magistrate also reached the spot and sealed eight meat shops after which the villagers stopped their protest.

City magistrate Shailendra Mishra said, “We have sealed eight shops that were running without a licence. Villagers complained that these shops were creating a nuisance in the area.”

Police have registered an FIR under the Cow Slaughter Act, 1955, against seven persons who were either running meat shops or working there. “We have arrested the seven persons. Our investigation is on in the matter,” Shwetabh Pandey, Circle Officer 3, said.

“Slaughtering of cows is banned and nobody will be allowed to break the law,” Pandey said..

First Published: Sep 07, 2018 06:48 IST