Another lynched on suspicion of cow smuggling in Alwar

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Alwar had come into the limelight last year for the lynching of Pehlu Khan on suspicion of probable cow slaughter. It had stirred up a hornet’s nest across the country and the media had coined a new name, ‘cow vigilante’ for the mobsters. Such incidents have now become much more mainstream though not acceptable in the country since then.

In yet another case of mob lynching, a man was allegedly beaten to death in Rajasthan’s Alwar district by an agitated mob on suspicion of cow smuggling.

The incident took place last night.

The Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje has already condemned the incident and assured stern action against the perpetrators.

The 28-year-old victim, Akbar Khan, was taking some cows to his village through a forest near Lalawandi area when the locals thrashed him brutally.

Meanwhile, Additional Superintendent of Police, Alwar, Anil Beniwal has said that the culprits will be arrested soon.

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“It is not clear if they were cow smugglers. The body of the deceased has been sent back to the his hometown Kolgaon situated Haryana after conducting the post mortem. We are trying to identify the culprits and arrests will be made soon,” he said.

The police immediately rushed the victim to the nearby hospital where he was declared brought dead.

The investigation into the matter is underway and the police are yet to nab the accused.

Earlier in a similar incident, 50-year-old Pehlu Khan was beaten to death last year by another cow-loving mob in Alwar.

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The fresh incident took place on the same day when the issue of mob lynching reverberated in Lok Sabha during the no-confidence motion debate against the NDA government.

Speaking in the Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi urged all the state governments to take stringent action against those involved in mob lynching incidents and punish them to curb the menace at the earliest.

The incidents of mob lynching have been on a rise in India. As per data compiled by the Ministry of Home Affairs, 45 persons were killed in 40 cases of mob lynching across nine states between 2014 and 3 March, 2018.

Recently, the Supreme Court had also reprimanded the Center on the same issue terming it as, “mobocracy”. The highest court has instructed the government to formulate anti-lynching laws.

All the accused held in the Pehlu Khan case have been released on bail despite wide-spread public outrage against the incident.

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