Kashmiri students accused of cooking beef in Chittorgarh college have been released after questioning, says Rajasthan Minister Rajendra Rathore.
He told ANI, “It was just a precautionary measure, the students were released respectfully.”
Four Kashmiri students have been allegedly beaten at a private university in Rajasthan over rumours that they cooked beef in their hostel room.
The incident had allegedly taken place on Monday at the Mewar University in Chittorgarh, about five hours from state capital Jaipur.
The police were called in to stop the attack on the four young men. Some Hindu activists also reached the campus and raised slogans.
Quoting Chittorgarh SP Prasanna Khamesara, Indian Express reported that the incident occurred due to a misunderstanding and the situation had been brought under control before it could escalate.
Khamesara said, “Some mischief mongers spread rumours that the students were cooking beef. But prima facie it didn’t look like beef. We have sent it for forensic testing just to be sure.”
Kashmir Reader website quoted students as saying, “They (attackers) also abused us and threatened us of dire consequences. We somehow hid ourselves in a room and saved ourselves from the unruly mob.”