Unidentified men set ablaze vehicle carrying animal remains, assault driver in UP

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On August 26 a mini-truck carrying the remains of slaughtered animals sacrificed during Eid al-Adha was set ablaze by four unidentified people in Katgar police station limits. Its driver and conductor were beaten up allegedly by unidentified men police said.

“On Sunday evening, the truck carrying bones and other remains of animals sacrificed on Bakrid was attacked at Bholanath colony in Moradabad. At around 9 pm, we were informed by local residents that a group of men on motorcycles had attacked the truck and beaten up the driver. We rushed to the spot to find the truck on fire. The flames were doused by a fire tender,” informed Sanjay Garg, SHO of the Katghar police station.

“We have registered an FIR under sections 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, etc) of the IPC and have started looking for culprits,” Circle Officer Sudesh Kumar reportedly said.

“The driver, Wasim Ahmad, had run away after being rescued by some local residents. The assailants too had escaped after seeing the police team. The driver later came to the spot and informed us about the matter. He claimed that the assailants had initially entered into an altercation over the truck hitting a motorcycle and later got angry after finding that the truck was carrying animal remains,” SHO Garg added.