Four Kashmiri students arrested for allegedly cooking beef at hostel room
Four Kashmiri students are arrested on charges of distressing public peace due to rumours that they had cooked beef in their hostel room in a private university in Rajasthan’s Chittorgarh district.
The incident occurred on Monday night when the rumour spread in the university campus that the Kashmiri students were cooking beef in their hostel room.
Soon after some students and locals gathered in front of the Mewar University and asked action against them.
Police said the students were allegedly abused by some other students and locals after the rumours spread but the meat was not found to be beef.
Police rushed to the site and arrested four students under section 151 of IPC (disturbance of public peace) on Tuesday.
Students were questioned about the incident that how they brought the meat to the hostel and cooking it, SHO Gangrar Police Station Labhu Ram said.
Those arrested are Shakib Ashraf, Hilal Farukh, Mohammad Makbool and Shaukat Ali, aged between 21 to 27 years.
He also added that the collected the sample of the meat which prima facie does not appear to be beef. However, the samples were sent to the Forensic Science Laboratory for testing and the report is awaited.
Public Relations Officer of the university said meat is not allowed on the campus. “Cooking meat is against our policy.” Police is investigating the case and during the initial investigation, it was clear that the substance was not beef,” Harish Gurnani, PRO of the Mewar university said.
However, the meat found can’t be said to be beef till the report now and one should wait for the facts to be cleared.