Alirajpur (MP), Mar 30 (PTI) Police in Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh have arrested three men for allegedly killing a cow. Also Read - He Behaves Like Drunkards, Imarti Devi Hits Back at Kamal Nath For His 'Item' Remark; Claims Cong Won't Return to Power in MP

Angry locals tonsured the accused’s heads before handing them over to police yesterday, said a senior police officer here. Also Read - NEET Results: MP Student Dies by Suicide After Getting 6 Marks, OMR Sheet Actually Shows 590!

District Superintendent of Police Vipul Khare said that Imran (21), Indu Bhuria (21) and Mangu Bhuria (20) were arrested for allegedly killing a cow at Nehtada village under Jobat police station limits, 38 km from here. Also Read - MPBSE 12th Supplementary Result 2020 Declared | Direct Link And Steps to Check Scores Here

They were arrested under IPC section 379 (theft) and provisions of the Madhya Pradesh Cow Slaughter Prohibition Act.

Imran allegedly slaughtered the animal, belonging to one Nihal Singh, after stealing it, and kept the meat in the houses of Mangu and Indu.

After the alleged theft and slaughter came to light, angry villagers tonsured the three men’s heads before handing them over to police, the SP said.

“Police have seized the meat and sent samples for testing (to check if it’s beef),” said Khare.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.