Cow slaughter creates tension
Perumbavoor (Ker): Slaughtering of a cow near
a temple here led to some tense moments in Perumbavoor town in
Kerala`s Ernakulam district and a strong police team is
camping in the area to prevent any untoward incident.
The incident took place yesterday when three persons
allegedly slaughtered a cow in a compound just in front of
Sree Dharma Sastha Temple, police said.
The three, belonging to a particular community, have been
arrested and cases registered against them under sect 120b
(punishment of criminal conspiracy) and 153 A (promoting
enmity between different groups) of the IPC, police sources
said today. Investigations are on to find out if they
deliberately wanted to create trouble, police said.
Senior police officials immediately rushed to the place on
hearing about the incident and brought the situation under
Meanwhile, members of the Hindu community, who rushed to
the temple premises, on hearing about the incident, attacked
police vehicles. The glass panels of at least three Police
vehicles were damaged, police said.
The BJP is observing a hartal in the area on Wednesday in protest
against the slaughter. There were attempts to forcefully close
down some shops, police said.
Rural SP, K P Philip, said the situation was well under
control and police personnel from different Stations and
Kalamassery Police Camp have been deployed in the town.
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