Chittorgarh: Four Kashmiri students were severely thrashed at a private university by a mob after a rumour spread in the campus that they had cooked beef in their hostel room.
According to report published in Indian Express, the incident took place on Monday in the Mewar University at Chittorgarh district, which is about 300 kilometers away from Jaipur.
Police were called in to stop the attack on the four students. According to another report, some Hindu activists also reached the campus and raised slogans against the university administration.
The university campus is said to follow a no non-vegetarian policy. Meanwhile, the meat cooked was sent for forensic tests.
Chittorgarh SP Prasanna Khamesara, while talking to Indian Express said that the scuffle between the students broke out due to a misunderstanding but the situation was brought under the control by the university administration.
Khamesara said that the 'beef cooking' rumour by Kashmiri students was spread by the some michief mongers adding that they have sent the meat for forensic test just to be sure.
Last year, a man was lynched by a mob while his son received severe injuries in Dadri district of Uttar Pradesh over rumour that a cow was slaughtered and beef was stored in his house.