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Muzaffarnagar: Muslim family accused of cow slaughter, mob attempts to set house on fire

News Agencies | Updated on: 31 July 2016, 11:38 IST

Tension prevailed in Kandhla village in Muzaffarnagar after a mob attacked a house where an alleged cow slaughter took place with police booking four members of the family on the charge.

Trouble began when irate locals gathered outside Zishan Qureshi's house late on 30 July, accusing him and his family members of cow slaughter, they said.

The mob damaged Qureshi's house and tried to set it on fire but police reached the spot and brought the situation under control, police said.

When the mob gathered outside the house, Qureshi along with his wife Shenaz and two others Saddam and Mota escaped from the spot, they said.

A case has been lodged against the family members for alleged cow slaughter, police said. Heavy police force has been deployed in the village as tension prevailed there, they added.

--PTI

First published: 31 July 2016, 11:38 IST
 
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