A shocking incident has emerged from Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. Reportedly, police personnel were attacked by villagers when they went to arrest an accused cow smuggler. The incident occurred in Mariyadih village of the district where the police team was visiting to arrest an absconding accused, Nurain. The case of cow-smuggling was lodged against Nurain in March this year.
The accused, Nurain, fled the scene after the villagers attacked the police personnel, according to a report in Zee News.
The police has said that the police personnel were attacked when they went to arrest man accused of cow-smuggling and was absconding. Strict action will be taken against the culprits, he said. Reportedly, 7 police personnel have been injured in the altercation.
After the information of cow-smuggling was received by the police, the forces were out looking for Nurain. Once they got the information that he was at home, the police force reached the location. After the police arrested the accused, a mob of hundreds of people congregated and started pelting stones at the police personnel.
Reportedly, a large part of the mob consisted of women and before the police could react, the mob started pelting the police with stones and sticks. While the police were being attacked, they retreated and some youth from the mob forcefully got hold of Nurain and fled.
Reportedly, while the youth were fleeing from the scene along with Nurain, the accused in the case of cow-smuggling, they fired at the police. The firing hindered the police chase and the personnel had to retreat as a result. After the information was relayed to the CO, the forces of over a dozen police stations were deployed in the area.
In the attack, 7 police personnel were injured, among whom were SI Nityanand, Constable Krishnand, Deepak Kumar and Deepak Bhardwaj. A case has been filed against 20 people who were named as well as several women who were part of the mob accused of attempt to murder, rioting and others.
There have been several such cases where police personnel have been attacked by cow-smugglers and their supporters in the village or otherwise. Recently, a mob had attacked the police in Bareilly after they had arrested cow-smuggler Anees.