In a shocking incident, a journalist associated with India Today, was thrashed by the mob in Ramanagara, Karnataka, during a raid on illegal slaughter houses. The journalist had gone to film the raid carried out by the animal activists and police officials.
The raid was carried out based on credible information that over 200 new-born calves are slaughtered daily.
The report said that when the team entered the slaughterhouse compound, they found bones, skulls and calf intestines lying on the ground in pools of blood. Initially, the calves were nowhere to be seen, which suggested that someone from the police must have tipped them off.
But eventually, 71 calves were found after an intense search operation within the premises. They were hidden under low-lying trees and bushes, with their mouths and feet tied, the report says.
Over the incident, when the reporter sought to know the locals’ reaction, mob including meat mafia goons lost the temper, pelted stones, and even threatened him. His phone was also damaged during the melee. The entire incident was captured on camera and at the presence of police officials.
Police have booked seven men namely Gazipeer, Khasi, Syed, Mubarakhan, Noor, Imthiaz and Tabrez under various sections of animal cruelty act. However, no separate FIR was registered for the attack on the journalist.