3 Arrested In Rajasthan’s Alwar over lynching for ‘Cow Smuggling’

Alwar, Rajasthan: Following the two recent lynching incidents in Rajasthan’s Alwar on suspicions of cattle smuggling, three men have been arrested on suspicions of being linked to the case.

According to police, all the arrested men will be charged with murder.

State lawmaker Gyandev Ahuja has claimed that the man accused of cattle smuggling died in police custody instead of mob beating. To which, home minister Gulab Chand Kataria has said the guilty will be punished.

The attack on Akbar and his friend took place when they were seen taking home a couple of cows they had bought from a nearby village. The men, residents of a Haryana village, were walking through a forest area when they were targeted by the locals of Alwar’s Lallawandi village.

After the mob’s relentless attack with stick and stones, the police, who was called in by a section of villagers, found the man severely injured.

The 28-year-old, locally called Rakbar, succumbed to injuries on his to hospital. His friend Aslam had managed to escape.

Dharmendra Yadav and Parminder Singh, who were at the spot when the police reached, were detained for questioning and then arrested last night.

Later on Sunday, the police arrested another man, Naman, on the basis of information provided by them. All the men are in their mid-twenties live in Lallawandi village.

The death of Akbar comes more than a year after dairy farmer Pehlu Khan was killed in a similar fashion. The 55-year-old had been set upon by a group while he was taking home two cows bought at a cattle fair in April 2017.