15 found consuming liquor, cooking meat in Gaushala, probe ordered

Incident was reported from a village in Tikamgarh district of Madhya Pradesh

15 found consuming liquor, cooking meat in Gaushala, probe ordered

Tikamgarh: Fifteen people were partying at a Gaushala (chow shelter) in Chandrapura village of Madhya Pradesh’s Tikamgarh district on Monday, the police said on Tuesday. They were consuming alcohol as well as cooking meat, sitting in the cow shelter. The district administration ordered an inquiry into the incident, once a video of it went viral on social media.

The reason for organising such a party was as amusing as the incident itself was. According to villagers, they ostracised a man belonging to Ahirwar community for being arrested in connection with a murder case. When the man begged for their pardon, the villagers asked him to throw a party and serve liquor and meat to those who would attend it to get rid of the punishment. According to chief executive officer of Balevgarh Janpad in Tikamgarh Prabhash Ghanghoria, the bash was being held on the premises of Ram Harshan Gaushala.

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No sooner had the members of the Bajrang Dal come to know of the party than they rushed to the spot. On seeing the Bajrang Dal members, those who were attending the party ran away from the Gaushala, the official said, adding that a three-member committee formed to probe the incident would submit a report on Wednesday. The Ram Harshad group is running the shelter set up last year at a cost of Rs 35,00,000. The place houses 70 cows, the official further said. The police said that they had not received any formal complaint about the incident.