Rajasthan: Man beaten to death by mob on suspicion of cow smuggling

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A man was allegedly lynched by a group of people on suspicion of cow smuggling on Friday night in Alwar district of Rajasthan.

According to Ramgarh police station SHO Subhash Sharma, “Akbar Khan, a resident of Kolgaon in Haryana, and another man were taking two cows to their village through a forest area near Lalawandi village in Alwar last night, when a group of people severely thrashed Khan, while the other man accompanying Khan managed to escape.

Khan was taken to a government hospital in Ramgarh, where doctors declared him brought dead. The body has been kept at a mortuary and the postmortem is expected to be conducted.

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

Over the past one year many incidents related to mob lynching has surfaced.

Supreme Court (SC) on July 17 had condemned such incidents of mob lynching across the country and had asked the Parliament to create the new law against lynching. It also terms lynching as “horrendous acts of mobocracy”.

Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra had stated, “No citizen can take law into their hands. In case of fear and anarchy, the state has to act positively. Violence can’t be allowed. The State is duty-bound to ensure law and order and to prevent mobocracy.”

Meanwhile Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said in a tweet, that “The incident of the alleged lynching of a person transporting bovines in Alwar district is condemnable. Strictest possible action shall be taken against the perpetrators.”