Aligarh: In yet another case of vigilantism, five persons were thrashed by people for allegedly slaughtering a buffalo inside the premises of a private dairy in Aligarh.
As per police, the owner of the dairy in Gandhi Park, Kalu Baghel, who was operating from his compound in Panna Ganj locality, had decided to sell one of his buffaloes as it had stopped yielding milk.
Imran, a cattle trader, offered to buy the buffalo, provided the dairy owner gave permission to slaughter the animal in the premises of the dairy itself.
A group of five persons, including four butchers and the cattle trader, was in the process of slaughtering the buffalo when the blood of the animal oozed out of the gates of the dairy and was spotted by some bystanders.
Alarmed by the sight of blood, some activists rushed to the spot and barged into the dairy premises. By then, a huge crowd of protesters had converged on the spot after which the cow vigilantes started thrashing those slaughtering the buffalo, police said.
Later, police managed to control the situation before it went out of hand.
The police have arrested the five persons along with the owner of the dairy for carrying out the illegal slaughter.
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Station Officer-in-charge, Gandhi Park police station, said investigations are on in this matter.