By Chetan B C
Workers of a Hindutva outfit allegedly intercepted four trucks and a car said to be transporting beef from Hindupur to Bengaluru early on Sunday, evicted the occupants and set the car on fire. The vigilantes then forced the occupants to carry the upper parts of the butchered animals and walk in a parade. The incident occurred near TB Circle in Doddaballapur on the city’s northern outskirts. The vehicles were purportedly transporting beef to Bengaluru’s Shivajinagar area.
At first, a Bolero pickup was intercepted by alleged Sri Rama Sene activists around 5.30 am. The group beat up the driver and learnt from him that five more vehicles were on the way, according to the police.
In the next 10 minutes, the vigilantes called for reinforcements and blocked all other vehicles, police said.
The vigilantes, who numbered 16, forced the seven transporters to carry the butchered upper parts of the animals on their heads, while they raised Hindutva slogans and took videos. Meanwhile, some of the vigilantes set fire to a Tata Indigo car that belonged to the transporters.
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