Another lynching: Man beaten to death in Rajasthan on suspicion of cow smuggling

Alwar, Rajasthan: In yet another case of mob lynching, a 28-year-old man was reportedly killed on the suspicion of cow smuggling by a group of villagers in Rajasthan’s Alwar district.

The man has been identified as Akbar Khan by the police. The two men who were transporting cows on foot were caught by villagers in Ramgarh.

After the brutal assault on the men, one of them died on the spot. The police have said that it is not clear if the two men were cow smugglers while launching an investigation into the case.

“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, said Subhash Sharma, the officer at Ramgarh police station.

“It is not clear if they were cow smugglers. The body has been sent for postmortem, We are trying to identify the culprits and arrests will be made soon,” Anil Beniwal, senior police officer in Alwar told news agency ANI.

Akbar Khan’s killing comes four days after the Supreme Court had asked the legislature to consider enacting a new penal provision to deal with mob violence and provide deterrent punishment to offenders.