2 people arrested for throwing beef at Hindu idol in E India


NEW DELHI, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Indian police Sunday arrested two persons in the eastern state of Orissa for throwing beef at a Hindu idol, reported the Press Trust of India.

The two, named Francis Ekka and Ajit Munda, were arrested for throwing the beef from a cow they had slaughtered at an idol of Goddess Laxmi at a village temple in Orissa’s Sundargarh district, said the report.

The act triggered angry protest from a large number of villagers who blocked a road for several hours, said the report.

Cow is considered sacred by the Hindu religion which forbids the eating of beef.

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