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Killings over Sacred Cow Cause Uproar in India

The killing of five low-caste Indian men stirs intense debate. They made a living collecting animal hides and died after being accused of skinning alive a cow sacred to Hindus. No murder charges have been filed. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports.

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Michael Sullivan is NPR's Senior Asia Correspondent. He moved to Hanoi to open NPR's Southeast Asia Bureau in 2003. Before that, he spent six years as NPR's South Asia correspondent based in but seldom seen in New Delhi.