Alwar: A 28-year-old man has been beaten to death by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, police said on Saturday. Two persons have been arrested.
Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje condemned the Friday night incident in which some villagers caught and beat up Akbar Khan, suspecting him to be a cow smuggler.
Mob lynching in Alwar, Rajasthan: Akbar Khan was lynched by cow vigilantes after he was accused of cow smuggling pic.twitter.com/PCnoV63iNR
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“The incident of alleged lynching of a person transporting bovines in Alwar district is condemnable. Strictest possible action shall be taken against the perpetrators,” Raje tweeted.
Khan, a resident of Mewat in Rajasthan, was transporting the animals to his village along with another man when they were stopped by a group of villagers near Lalawandi village in Alwar.
They were brutally thrashed, the office of Additional Director General Jaipur Range, Ramgarh, received this information at 12.40 a.m.
When the police team reached the spot they found an injured Khan lying in the mud. Two persons were standing there with two cows, ADGP Hemant Priyadarshi told the media.
Khan told the officers that he and his companion Aslam had purchased the cows from Ladpur and were on their way to their village when they were mistaken for cow smugglers and attacked.
“My limbs are broken,” said Khan covered in mud before collapsing.
He was immediately rushed to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
His body was sent for autopsy. The police in Ramgarh registered a case against unidentified persons under several sections of the Indian Penal Code.
Police have arrested Dharmendra Yadav and Paramjit Singh Sardar who were found on the spot standing with bovines. Further probe is on.
According to the report published in New Indian Express, heavy police forces have been deployed in Kolgaon village, Haryana. Majority of the residents of this village are Muslims. They are involved in the profession of either cattle trading, dairy business or farming.
Asmeena (28) is the wife of the victim who was a resident of this village. The couple has seven children and the eldest of them is Sahira (10). Aseema is in deep sorrow and getting fainted frequently.
Meanwhile, Aseema’s mother had demanded justice. She said that none of the seven children of the couple is old enough to work and take the responsibility of the family.
Mr. Nasim Khan, local MLA and Mr. Sher Mohammed met the family of the victim.
A youth by name Abid Husain, a student of LLB course said that such incidents are becoming a tread. Residents of the village ask, “Are such incidents becoming a trend?”.