Five members of a nomadic family, including a 9-year-old girl, were seriously injured in an attack by self-styled cow vigilantes in the Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, NDTV reported.
According to a report, the incident took place on Friday evening when a nomad family, moving with their livestock near the Talwara area, were intercepted by a large group of gau rakshaks and beaten up with iron rods.
The injured, 9-year-old Sammi, who has suffered multiple fractures has been shifted to the hospital.
“They beat us ruthlessly. Somehow we managed to flee from there. One of our children, a 10-year-old, is still missing. We don’t know whether he is alive or dead. They even beat our elders very badly. They wanted to kill us and throw our bodies into the river,” Naseem Begam, one of the victims told NDTV.
Meanwhile the police said they have filed an FIR and action will be taken against the attackers.
“We have registered an FIR. I have asked DIG Udhampur range to visit the area. Strict action will be taken against these goons,” Jammu and Kashmir police chief SP Vaid told the New Delhi based news channel.