Patna, July 19: In another incident of mob lynching, three men were beaten to death by locals in Bihar on suspicion of cattle smuggling. According to a tweet by ANI, the incident took place in Baniyapur in Saran district on Friday. As soon as the incident was reported, police rushed to the spot to take a stock of the situation. Reports inform that the bodies of the three victims were sent for postmortem. An investigation into the matter has been initiated. BSF Constable Loses a Hand After Bangladeshi Smugglers Hurl Bombs While Attempting to Smuggle Cattle From West Bengal.
On July 11, a BSF constable was critically injured after being attacked by a group of 25 smugglers from Bangladesh. Reports inform that the smugglers from Bangladesh made a forcible attempt to smuggle about 10-15 cattle into Bangladesh through Border Out Post-Angrail near Bangaon in North 24 Parganas in West Bengal.
Earlier this month, a similar incident was reported from Tripura where at least 45 cows were seized by the BSF while being smuggled to Bangladesh. All the cows died due to alleged neglect at a cow shelter being run by an NGO in Tripura. The incharge of the cowshelter at Devipur in Sipahijala district said the cows died of 'hyperthermia' as they were kept in open due to paucity of space and there were incessant rains over the last six days.
In a separate incident, four people were arrested for allegedly smuggling cattle in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. Reports inform that a police team intercepted four vehicles in Surankote and Behramgala on Tuesday and rescued 16 cattle being transported illegally.