Navigate Mumbai: The Navi Mumbai Police have filed a complaint against the owner of a meat shop in Navi Mumbai after a video of a goat with the name ‘RAM’ on its skin went viral on social media. According to an India TV report, the goat, marked with the Hindu god’s name in yellow, would be sold ahead of the Eid al-Adha (Bakri Eid) festival.

Viral video shows RAM scribbled on goat

In the video that quickly went viral on the internet, a white goat with ‘RAM’ written in yellow color on its skin is seen at the meat shop. Some people, probably from a Hindu organization, have gathered at the meat shop and are asking the owner about this. The video will soon show how officers control the situation there.

The incident has sparked outrage online, with several Hindu organizations voicing their concerns. A user, Hindutva Knight, expressed his anger on social media platform to deliberately incite the Hindu community. Request to @Navimumpolice, @MumbaiPolice, to take strong action for deliberately causing law and order problem.”

Meat shop owner booked immediately

In response to the outrage, a case was immediately filed against the meat shop owner at the CBD Belapur police station. Police confirmed the registration of the case under Crime Register No. 123/2024 of CBD Belapur Police Station.

“Preliminary information shows that a goat with Ram’s name on it was kept for sale at Good Luck Mutton Shop in CBD Sector One, Navi Mumbai. A complaint was registered under relevant sections of the IPC and the shop owner has been arrested.” an official told India TV.

Published: Sunday, Jun 16, 2024 08:10 IST