Muslims on India train assaulted ‘because they ate beef’

SHAFAQNA – A man arrested in India for being part of a mob that attacked a group of four Muslim teenagers on a train has said on TV that he was goaded into it by others because Muslims ate beef.

The man, identified only as Ramesh, said he was drunk at the time of the attack in Haryana state on Friday.

One of the boys, 16-year-old Junaid Khan, was killed in the assault carried out by a mob of about 20 men.

Hindus consider cows sacred and killing them is illegal in several states.

Police say that the reason for the murder – in which three other youths were injured by the knife-wielding mob – was mainly because of a row over seat space on the train.

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