Three youths were allegedly thrashed on suspicion of possessing beef by some cow vigilantes, who also circulated a video of the act on social media, in east Maharashtra's Rajora village.
The incident took place on 26 May in Washim district and seven suspected cow vigilantes were arrested from the village on the same day. The police have also booked the three victims for the possession of "beef", a police officer said. As the video of the incident was doing rounds on social media, the police were maintaining a strict vigil to avert any untoward incident during the festive season of Ramzan, Washim Superintendent of Police Mokshada Patil told reporters.
The incident occurred last Friday when the three youths were allegedly carrying the meat to sell it in their community for consumption, she said.