A Muslim Man Lynched To Death On Suspicion Of Carrying Beef In Nashik

Beef Lynching

A Muslim man was beaten to death (lynched) for allegedly transporting beef in Nashik, Maharashtra another one seriously injured. The two victims identified as Afan Ansari aged 32 and Nasir Qureshi aged 24 were seriously injured in the attack. Afsan Ansari was pronounced dead. They were traveling in a car to Mumbai, when they were attacked by the cow vigilantes with iron rodes on the suspicion of carrying beef.

Qureshi was able to file a complaint and based on that the Ghoti police have arrested 11 persons and a case has been registered on charges of murder.The meat samples have been sent to a forensic lab for testing.


This becomes the second incident of lynching by cow vigilantes in Nashik in the last two weeks. On June 8, three men transporting cattle on a tempo were attacked allegedly by a group of ‘cow vigilantes’. The body of one of them, identified as Lukman Ansari (23), was recovered from a gorge at Ghatandevi in Igatpuri area on June 10.

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