Mandsaur beef attack: Muslim women claim life threats by cow vigilantes

Two women who were allegedly beaten up by a group at a Mandsaur Railway station for allegedly carrying beef claimed that they were being forced to withdraw the case they filed against the assailants.

While talking to the media, one of the women said that they fear for their life as a group of men gathered around them and threatened to withdraw the case.

However on Thursday, police arrested four people in connection with the incident. While a local court had granted bail to two Muslim women charged with unlawfully carrying buffalo meat.

The bail was granted on personal bonds of Rs 25,000 each and surety of equal amount.
Earlier on Wednesday opposition Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) created an uproar in Rajya Sabha, protesting the treatment of the two women and also attacked the NDA government of failing to meet their promises of respecting woman.

It may be mentioned here that the two women were earlier booked under the stringent MP anti-cow slaughter act. But after the lab test proved that they were carrying buffalo meat, they were charged under Madhya Pradesh Agriculture Cattle Preservation Act, 1959, which provides a maximum punishment of one year.
The activists allegedly acted on a tip-off that the women were carrying beef and reacted by thrashing them.
Around 30 kg of meat was recovered from the women. The consignment later was examined by a doctor who said it was buffalo meat and not beef.