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Kejriwal meets family of youth killed by cow vigilantes

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara 

Family members of a Muslim youth, who was allegedly killed by cow vigilantes on the suspicion of carrying a calf for slaughter, today Chief Minister Kejriwal here.

Mhammad Ayyub was beaten on SG Highway on the night of September 13 after his car with an accident and a calf he was carrying died. Some people allegedly beat him up suspecting he was carrying the calf for slaughter, according to the police.

He died at civil hospital in three days later.

Mohammad Arif, his brother, today travelled here from with his two sisters to meet Kejriwal.

"We Kejriwal at the circuit house and sought his help to get justice for our brother. He assured us that he will help us in getting justice and also took our mobile number and said he will meet us when he is in next time," Arif said.

"We asked for his help in getting the three main culprits, all cow vigilantes, arrested. Police have arrested (other) eight persons. We also sought his help in getting compensation. Government never cared to contact us to find out about our plight," he said.

After the incident, police had formed a special investigation team which has arrested eight persons so far. But Arif alleged that main culprits, "Janak Mistry, Ajay Rabari and Bharat Rabari, were still at large".

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First Published: Sun, October 16 2016. 21:07 IST