Nashik district general secretary of Bajrang Dal was allegedly attacked here by some unidentified bike-borne men, police said. The locals suspect the fringe Jihadi groups are behind the scene.
The incident, which took place around 11.30 am Tuesday, triggered tension in the powerloom town, and police have beefed up security immediately.
“Bajrang Dal district general secretary and a gorakshak (cow protector) Machhindra Shirke was attacked on Mumbai-Agra highway around 11.30 am by unidentified people. Shirke sustained injuries in the attack and he was admitted to a private hospital,” Additional Superintendent of Police Rakesh Ola said.
The Jihadi attackers came on around 15 motorcycles and attacked Shirke with sticks. They also damaged his car before disappearing from the scene, police said. Locals say the attackers shouted Islamic slogans.
The severely injured Hindu leader rushed to a Medical Center in a critical condition where he responded the treatment. But, it is not known whether he is out of danger.
Police are in the process of identifying the assailants.
The investigators suspect that the incident could be a fallout of an assault in the town early today on two members of a minority community, who were found transporting cattle on Manmad road.
In India majority Hindus respect Cow as Holy animal and consider as religious icon. Naturally, they oppose open cow slaughter by Muslims in a gruesome Halal scene.
In Indian constitution, it is directed in Art 48+ to prohibit cow slaughter. Islamist and pro-shariah people take this as a point of conflict and frenzy Jihadi elements violate this constitutional provision and Hindu sentiments through their Jihadi action by attacking cow vigilantes.