Cops make cow vigilante victim pick meat with mouth

Cops make cow vigilante victim pick meat with mouth

A mob thrashed a man whom they suspected of having slaughtered a cow and said the bag he carried contained cow meat.

The police officers who reached the spot, instead of rushing the victim to the hospital, forced him to pick up pieces of the meat with his mouth and put them back in the bag.

The incident occurred in Uttar Pradesh's Shahajahanpur district, about 175 km from here, a few days back but came to light on Tuesday after a video showing the man picking up pieces of meat and putting them into the bag went viral on the social networking sites.

As the incident drew large-scale condemnation, senior police officials ordered a probe into the same.

"We have ordered a thorough investigation... stern action will be taken against the officers who did this," said a senior police official in Shahajahanpur.

Police sources also said some people had caught a youth at Nekpur Bilandi village in the district a few days back with a bag. Suspecting that the bag contained cow meat, they thrashed the youth and later handed him over to the cops.

The police officers in the state have displayed a shocking lack of sensitivity previously as well.

Just a few days ago, a police officer had been caught on camera resting his feet on dead bodies that had been dumped in the police jeep.

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