#RapeForBeef trends on Twitter, flooded with anger, shame

Mewat: #RapeForBeef has begun trending on Twitter just a day after gangrape victims alleged that their attackers were cow vigilantes.

A couple was murdered and two girls from the family allegedly gangraped after the accused had barged into their house in the wee hours on August 25 in a village in Mewat district.

“They asked us whether we eat beef. We said, ‘No’. They then said ‘you eat beef’. They said ‘we are killing you because you eat cow’. We told this to the police but they are not doing anything,” one of the two rape-victims said.

Users took to Twitter to express their frustration against extreme communal hatred over the situation in BJP ruled Haryana where cow vigilantes continued to give a free rein to violence against civilians even after PM Modi asked the state government to take stringent action against so called gau rakshaks.

The hashtag #RapeForBeef began to trend. Here are some of the tweets: