According to villager, a crowd of around 60 to 70 people from Behta and surrounding villages were involved in the violence, which started around 10 am and lasted nearly one-and-a-half hours, they said. Heavy police force has been deployed in the area.
A mob attacked a madrasa and pulled down its boundary wall at Behta village in Fatehpur district’s Bindaki area on Tuesday morning after beef was allegedly found at three places in the village, police said on Tuesday.
Police have registered two FIRs — one for the alleged cow slaughter and another for the attack on the madrasa. The FIR, filed under the UP Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, has named Mushtaq (40), a resident of the village, who is currently absconding.
The second FIR has been filed against 60 unidentified persons in connection with the Tuesday’s violence.
“At Behta village, cow skin and intestine were found from behind the house of Mushtaq. After the police were informed about it, an FIR was registered against him. There was no such tension in the village. But on Tuesday morning, more meat and two legs of a cow were recovered from a pond behind the village primary school. Police were informed again, and we reached the spot. A veterinary doctor was also called to test the meat. The doctor confirmed that it was beef. While we were at the pond site burying the meat and the body parts, we received information that more meat with a calf head has been recovered from a local madrasa situated very close to Mushtaq’s house. Villagers started gathering there and soon they turned violent. Stones were pelted at the madrasa and its boundary wall was pulled down,” Superintendent of Police Ramesh said.