Outrage erupts on twitter over killing of `Gau Rakshak` in Haryana

  • | Thursday | 1st August, 2019

While Haryana police have confirmed that the investigation is going on but has denied the involvement of cattle smugglers in the case as claimed by netizens.

The major outrage broke on Twitter on Thursday with #Gopallynched  after reports of killing of a member of cattle protection team by cattle smugglers surfaced online. The report said, Gopal, a resident of Sondhad village in Palwal District of Haryana, was killed after he was shot by a group of cattle smugglers on Monday evening. He was a member of a local `gau rakshak (cattle protection)` team whose members alleged that he was attacked and killed while trying to chase down a vehicle containing smuggled cows.

 

While Haryana police have confirmed that the investigation is going on but has denied the involvement of cattle smugglers in the case as claimed by netizens.

"We are investigating the murder case but so far there is no evidence of the involvement of cattle smugglers in this killing," Narendra Bijarniya, Palwal police superintendent, said.

The incident happened on the Hodal-Nuh Highway, which is a 42 km-National Highway connecting the town of Hodal in Palwal district with that of Nuh in the district of the same name.

Netizens on Thursday protested against the killing of Gopal and blamed the news media for biased coverage.

 

 

 


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