A suspected cattle smuggler was shot dead while six of his were associates were attacked in Mathura’s Tumaula village on Friday.
According to the police reports, these men from Bulandshahr who were cattle smugglers were attacked by the villagers for smuggling cows in their vehicles.
The deceased was identified as Sher Khan alias Shera, a resident of Bulandshahr.
According to the Indian Express, Agra Range’s Inspector-General Naveen Arora said the police had been deployed at the hospital. No one had been arrested so far in the two cases registered in connection with the violence, the officer said.
Arora said no weapons were recovered from the injured men, and added, “The police have recovered two cartridges from the vehicle in which the injured persons were moving. We are collecting their background details.”
According to the police, the suspected cattle smugglers started firing and the villagers retaliated. A few minutes later, the villagers reportedly caught the men in the vehicle and started assaulting them with sticks and stones, the Indian Express report read.
According to the report, Sher Khan’s son Sharukh alias Tittu filed a complaint against unidentified people at the Kosi Kalan police station, accusing them of murder, while a villager named Chandra Shekhar Baba filed a counter-complaint against at least nine people for attempted murder, and also called for the Cow Slaughter Act to be invoked.