Tension prevailed in Kadhli village after a mob attacked a house where an alleged cow slaughter took place with police booking four members of the family on the charge.
The trouble started when irate locals last evening gathered outside Zishan Qureshi’s house accusing him and his family members of cow slaughter, they said.
The mob damaged Qureshi’s house and tried to set it on fire but police reached the spot and brought the situation under control, police said.
When the mob gathered outside the house, Qureshi along with his wife Shenaz and two others Saddam and Mota escaped from the spot, they said.
A case has been lodged against the family members for alleged cow slaughter, police said.
Qureshi was arrested on Sunday, the SSP said. Also, an FIR has been lodged against several people in the mob under IPC section 147 (rioting), 427 (mischief causing damage) and 452 (house-trespass after preparation for hurt, assault).
Heavy police force has been deployed in the village as tension prevailed there, they added.