New Delhi, July 24: Even as the nation watches shell-shocked as reports of one lynching after another surface and the Centre grapples for ways to deal with it, an RSS leader has gone ahead to link the crime with cow slaughter, and hence, beef eating. Indresh Kumar, speaking to media in Ranchi, said, “Kisi bhi mob ki hinsa, wo aapke ghar ki, mohalle ki, jaati ki, party ki ho, wo kabhi bhi abhinandaniya nahin ho sakti. Parantu, duniya ke jitne bhi dharm hain, unke kisi ek dharam sthal par bata do ki gaye (cow) ka vadh hota hai. (Mob violence, whether it is inside your house, your colony, caste, or party, it can never be lauded. But do tell me if there is one place of worship, of any religion, across the globe, where cow is slaughtered).” (Also read: SC to Hear Contempt Plea Against Rajasthan Govt Over Alway Lynching)

Listing out how the major religions regarded the cow, he said, “Isaa (Jesus) dharti par gaushala mein aaye, isliye waha mother cow bolte hain. Mecca Madina mein gaye ka vadh apradh maante hain. Kya hum sankalp nahi kar sakte ki dhara, manavta ko is paap se muqt karaein. Agar muqt ho jaaye to aapki samasya (mob lynching) ka hal ho jaayega (Christ was born in the manger that’s why cow is holy for them. Even in Mecca, cow slaughter is a crime. Can’t we take the pledge to rid the world, humanity of this sin? If we can, your problem (of mob lynching) will also be solved,” he said on Monday.

Meanwhile, the high-level team, which has been probing the role of police in the Alwar lynching case, had admitted they had no information on the victim being thrashed in the police custody. Addressing a press conference, Special DG NRK Reddy, said there was an error in judging what was important at that particular time.

“We have no information yet of the victim being thrashed in custody but yes prima facie we have found that there was indeed an error in judgment in deciding what was important at that point,” NRK Reddy, Special DG on Police role in Alwar lynching case, said. He further added that three accused have so far been arrested in the Alwar lynching case.