The aftermath of an attack by cow vigilantes in Jharkhand. Photo: Hindustan Times

Cow vigilantes allegedly murdered a 45-year-old meat trader on Thursday, according to media reports. 

Alimuddin Ansari was traveling in a van carrying “prohibited beef” when the mob stopped him in Bajratar village in Bihar’s Ramgarh district, pulled him out and beat him to death. They then torched the vehicle. 

The attack occurred on the same day Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi condemned widespread acts of violence perpetrated by Hindu cow vigilantes.

On June 28, a 60-year-old man was beaten unconscious by a mob after a dead cow was found outside his house in Giridih district in Jharkhand.

On June 23, a youth was murdered by a mob on a train in Haryana.

The recent spate of beef-related killings has sparked a nationwide campaign called #NotInMyName.