In yet another case of mob lynching, a man was reportedly killed on the suspicion of cow smuggling by a group of villagers in Rajasthan's Alwar district. A police investigation has been launched as well.
CNN-News18 identified the victim as Akbar Khan, a resident of Haryana and was transporting two cows. The incident occurred in Lalawandi village of Ramgarh area in Rajasthan. His body is currently kept at the Alwar government hospital.
Khan was reportedly passing through the village when locals surrounded him and thrashed him. He died a short while later. The police is yet to issue a statement.
The incident comes just over a year after Pehlu Khan, a man in his fifties and dairy farmer, was brutally beaten to death by cow vigilantes in Alwar district. Khan and at least four others were injured when a mob had attacked nearly 15 persons hailing from Haryana, while transporting cows in vehicles on the Behror highway in Alwar district on 5 April.
In September, the Rajasthan police had given a clean chit to the six people named in the Pehlu Khan lynching incident. Following this, Khan's family had sought a court-monitored probe into the killing and said the case must be shifted out of the state.
In a similar incident in November, cow vigilantes beat up and shot at two Muslim youths in Fahari village near Govindh Gadh in Alwar district, when the youths were transporting cows from Me...