In India, a Muslim woman was gang raped, who said her attackers asked her whether she ate beef. The horrific incident was another crime by Hindu vigilante groups.
A group of men trespassed into their home in Mewat, Haryana, and killed their uncle and aunt before sexually assaulting 20-year-old and her 14-year-old cousin two weeks ago.
Local police already arrested the four culprits for trespass and sexual assault, but after protests from the local community the men were charged with murder.
The oldest victim said that the men asked them whether they ate beef before insisting they did and proceeding to attack them.
She told NDTV: “They asked if we eat beef. We said we don’t, but they insisted we did.
“Then they said we’re hurting you before so you don’t and that if we tell anyone we’ll will be insulted.”
According to the senior police officers the men had no link to so-called “cow vigilante groups”.
But the Muslim community has expressed fears about a rise in attacks by Hindu groups.
Many Hindus consider cows sacred and the slaughter of the animal is banned in Haryana, along with several other states.
Earlier this year two Muslim women were reportedly been beaten up at a train station in India on suspicion of carrying beef.