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Cow vigilante group arrested in Reasi.

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Jammu: Police has arrested four members of a self-styled ‘gau rakshak’ (cow vigilante)  Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district after they attacked and injured a nomadic family of five including a 9-year old girl and stole all their livestock, police said here on Saturday.


“Police parties have been moved out to arrest all the members of the group that attacked a family of nomadic goatherds on Thursday and decamped with their livestock,” a senior police officer said here.

Besides arresting four members of the group, police have also restored the family’s cattle.

“An FIR has been lodged. We have arrested some persons involved in the attack on the nomad family moving with their livestock — cattle, sheep and goats on April 20 night,” a senior police officer said.

The group had attacked the family with iron rods during Thursday night in Talwara area of Reasi.

“A Gujjar Sabir Ali along with other people including female members were shepherding some cows and calves in Reasi district late night,”  said SSP Reasi Tahir Bhat

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