In yet another incident of increasing religious intolerance in India, two people were beaten to death by a mob over suspicion of stealing cows. Prakash Das and Rabiul Islam were stopped by locals in West Bengal because their vehicle had no number plate. On finding two cows in the truck, the angry mob thrashed the suspects to death and set their van on fire.
Court in India has acquitted six men accused of killing a 55-year-old Muslim dairy farmer. The court citied lack of evidence, raising questions over prosecution’s failure to make its case despite videos of a crowd beating Pehlu Khan. Videos shot on mobile phones showed Khan begging for mercy as mob of cow vigilantes stopped his truck and set upon him.