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Last Updated : Jul 21, 2018 04:38 PM IST | Source: PTI

Man beaten to death in Alwar on suspicion of smuggling cows

Over the past year, several such attacks have happened in Alwar. Cow vigilante groups have targeted people transporting cattle.

A man was allegedly lynched by a group of people on suspicion that he was smuggling cows in Alwar district of Rajasthan, a police official.

Akbar Khan, 28, and another man were taking two cows to their village in Haryana through a forest area near Lalawandi in Alwar district last night, when a group of people severely thrashed Khan, Ramgarh police station SHO Subhash Sharma said.

The people suspected that Khan was smuggling cows but the allegation is yet to be verified, Sharma said.

The other man accompanying Khan managed to escape.

Khan was rushed to a government hospital in Ramgarh, where doctors declared him dead on arrival. The body has been kept at a mortuary and the postmortem is expected to be conducted after Khan's family members reach the hospital.

A case has been registered against unidentified people under IPC Section 302, the police officer said.

The incident happened a little more than a year after Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer, was lynched by cow vigilantes in the district, He was transporting cattle to his village in Haryana.

Pehlu Khan died at a hospital two days after the incident on April 3 last year. He was attacked as the mob suspected him of smuggling cattle.

Over the past year, several such attacks have happened in Alwar. Cow vigilante groups have targeted people transporting cattle.

Umar Khan, 35, was found dead near railway tracks in the district in November. His family members have alleged that he was killed by cow vigilantes.

Earlier this month, the Supreme Court had described the cases of lynching by cow vigilantes as a crime and not merely a law and order problem. It put the onus on the states to check such incidents, saying no one can take law into their hands.

In September last year, the apex court had directed all state governments to appoint a senior police officer as a nodal officer in each district to ensure that incidents of cow vigilantism are prevented and dealt with effectively.
First Published on Jul 21, 2018 11:40 am
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