On Wednesday, a one-year-old calf was run over allegedly by the car of Hindu Yuva Vahini leader in Nivada area in Janakipuram locality.
The car belonged to Hindu Yava Vahini’s district convener in Lucknow, Akhand Pratap Singh. Hindu Yuva Vahini was founded by Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Yogi Adityanath with cow protection being one of the core agenda items of the militant Hindutva outfit.
Cops have registered a case against unidentified persons on the complaint of the calf’s owner, Rajrani — a resident of Nivada.
The complainant, according to a report by Indian Express, alleged that a group of drunk people had started their car from near a liquor shop around 7.30 pm and ran over the calf that was tied nearby along with a cow. She alleged that the calf died after it was dragged for about 20 metres.
“The driver started the car and hit the calf, which was tied near the wine shop. The animal was dragged up to the spot where the road had turned. There he stopped the vehicle, as it was could not be moved anymore… A few locals had noticed the incident… Soon, all those inside the car left the car and fled,” claimed Rajrani.
Singh’s sister said that while the car belonged to him, he was not there.
She said, “The car belongs to him but it was with someone else at the time of the incident.”
On 3 April, a group of right-wing terrorists in Rajasthan had killed a Muslim man for legally transporting cows for dairy farming.
The cold-blooded murder had caused a huge public outcry. The Supreme Court on Friday asked for a report from the Rajasthan government. Shockingly, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had denied the murder of the Muslim man prompting many to accuse him of lying in the parliament.