A day after a Muslim man was killed cow vigilantes in Rajasthan, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that he had a detailed discussion with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on attacks by ‘gaw-rakshaks’ and the PM has assured him such attacks will be dealt sternly.
Bihar chief minister replying to a question during a press conference said, “I had a detailed discussion with PM Modi on the issue. He said that the law should take its own course and we should deal sternly with elements on killing spree in name of cow vigalantee.”
In Bihar, since Kumar has partnered with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a coalition government at least three incidents of alleged cow vigilantism killing have been reported.
On November 10, a Muslim man was shot dead by alleged cow vigilantes, and threw his body on railway tracks in Rajasthan's Alwar. The victim was identified as Ummar Khan. He was transporting cows along with two others to Fahari village near Alwar's Govindh Gadh when they were attacked by cow vigilantes. Ummar’s uncle has filed a complaint with the Alwar police.