New Delhi/Chandigarh: In the wake of gunshot injuries to three gau rakshaks over the past two days in Haryana, allegedly in altercations with people illegally transporting beef, a video has surfaced showing volunteers of the Gau Rakshak Dal forcing two men, who they suspected were beef transporters, to eat a concoction of cow dung, cow urine, milk, curd and ghee almost a fortnight ago.
Admitting that they had forced the two men — Rizwan and Mukhtiar — to eat “panchgavya” (cow dung concoction) on June 10, Dharmendra Yadav, president of the Gurgaon Gau Rakshak Dal, said volunteers, acting on a tip-off, intercepted a vehicle transporting “700 kg of beef from Mewat to Delhi” on the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway.
“We had to chase the car for 7 km before we finally managed to stop them near the Badarpur border,” Yadav said.
He has no idea who shot the video.
“When we caught them, they had 700 kg of beef in their car. We made them eat the panchgavya to teach them a lesson, and also to purify them,” Yadav said.
The video shows part of the events that transpired after the car was intercepted. The two men can be seen sitting on the road, with the cow dung concoction in a packet before them, attempting to wash it down their throats with water.
Volunteers, meanwhile, can be heard urging them to “hurry up” and “finish the gobar quickly”, only offering them more water by way of assistance.
They can also be heard prompting them to say “Gau Mata Ki Jai” and “Jai Shri Ram”, both of which the duo say as they struggle to swallow the mixture.
When one of the men takes a bit of the concoction out of his mouth to drink some water, he has to gesture to a volunteer, who gets ready to rebuke him, that he is not throwing it away.
Towards the end of the barely minute-long video, the men begin to throw up on the road.
The video comes to an abrupt end when a man is heard saying “turn off the video”.
Later, the alleged trafficker were handed over to Faridabad police because of the jurisdiction of crime, Station House Officer Anil Kumar said.