A Bengaluru woman accused the police of being complicit in a mob unleashing a violent attack on her and the car she was travelling in for condemning illegal cow slaughter going on in Talaghattapura in Bengaluru.
A Bengaluru woman was brutally thrashed by a 100-member mob for reporting illegal cow slaughter to police and trying to rescue the animals from the slaughterhouse.
Nandini, along with a couple of friends, was driving by Avalahalli area near Tippu Circle in Bengaluru’s JP Nagar when she spotted some suspicious activity. Nandini says that her friend saw cows being taken to a secluded lane in the area and being slaughtered.
It is an area where many illegal beef shops operate. They had also heard of 14 cows being found there. Nandini and her friends went to Thalaghattapura police station around 6 30 PM and lodged a complaint.
“Police assured us they will take necessary action. We sat there at the station and noticed at least 15-20 policemen there. When they were leaving to locate the area we mentioned, we requested them to take us along so that we could direct them,” Nandini said.
“Two constables got into my car (Innova). When we reached the lane where cow slaughter was going on, I could see crowds there. I thought it could be people gathering seeing police vehicles.”
“Assuming there would be police inside the lane, we went inside. There, I was shocked to see that we were alone. Not one cop was there. The mob got into a frenzy and hurled bricks at my vehicle,” she said.
Nandini said that the two constables who were with her got down from her car and did nothing.
“They shouted pro-Pakistan slogans and continued raining stones at my car from all sides. I somehow managed to get myself out of these. All this happened around 8 30 PM. Window panes of my car shattered and my right shoulder was injured.”
Nandini told India Today that when she returned to the police station, the sub-inspector there shouted at them, refused to take pictures of them as proof of the attack, and alleged that nobody at the station bothered to help.
“I now feel the SI work hand-in-glove with those criminals,” she said.
“It looked like a trap to teach us a lesson. I have lodged another complaint but they have watered down the IPC sections,” Nandini told India Today.
Former chief minister of Karnataka BS Yeddyurappa condemned the violence on Twitter. He said, “Condemn the brutal mob-attack on the woman who exposed illegal cow slaughter. This violent attack today in Bengaluru is another proof law and order breakdown under Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah.