Muslim man killed on suspicion of cow slaughter
A Muslim tailor died of injuries in hospital after a mob allegedly attacked him and a friend in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district on suspicion of cow slaughter, the police said on Saturday. Police identified the tailor as Riyaz, 45. His friend, Shakeel, 38, was injured in the alleged assault and admitted in a hospital in Jabalpur. They were allegedly beaten up by the attackers armed with sticks in Amgara village, about 28km from their home in the Purani Basti neighbourhood of Maihar town, in the early hours of Friday. Tension gripped Satna, about 485km northeast of the state capital Bhopal, following the incident and police stepped up security. Union home minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to visit Satna on Sunday.