Misri Khan, a labourer and farmer was killed by cow vigilantes in Sesan Nava village, Gujarat. (Photo: Namita Chauhan/The Quint)


(Trigger Warning: This story contains some details of graphic violence).

In the wee hours of 23 May around 5:30 am, Misri Khan Baloch had left his house along with driver Hussain Khan in Mahindra Bolero with a few buffaloes for chappi village, Banaskantha district in Gujarat. However, ‘cow vigilantes’ damaged the tyres of his vehicle and allegedly beat Misri to death on the road.

They killed him because of his identity. They hit him with sticks and iron rods on his heads, so much so that we could see parts of his skull, the insides were visible. His head was bleeding and there were bruises on his shoulder, back and waist.

Sher Khan, Misri’s elder brother to The Quint

Misri, a 40-year-old labourer and part-time farmer, belonged to Sesan Nava village and was on is way to deliver the buffaloes and his sister, Fatimaben for taking care of them before they are sent to factories.

However, 7-8 suspected cow vigilantes first punctured their vehicle by throwing iron nails on the ground and attempted to extort money from Misri. Then 50-60 men gathered and crowded them.

This story was originally published in thequint.com. Read the full story here.