Palwal mob lynching: 25-yr-old beaten to death over suspicion of cattle theft

New Delhi: A 25-year-old man was beaten to death in Haryana’s Palwal on Friday night on the suspicion of being a cattle thief.

As per reports, the man’s hands and legs were tied up and he was thrashed by three brothers in Bahrola village in Palwal, about 80 kilometres from Delhi. The men who beat up the victim say he had come to steal their cattle along with two others who fled from the spot.

As the attackers inflicted serious injuries on the victim, he collapsed on the spot. The victim is yet to identified and his body has been sent for post-mortem. Police have arrested one of the accused while hunt is on to nab others involved in the lynching.

The incident comes less than a month after a man was allegedly lynched by a group of people on suspicion that he was smuggling cows in Alwar district of Rajasthan.

Akbar Khan, 28, and another man were taking two cows to their village in Haryana through a forest area near Lalawandi in Alwar district, when a group of people severely thrashed Khan.

Khan was rushed to a government hospital in Ramgarh, where doctors declared him brought dead.

The incident happened a little more than a year after Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer, was lynched by cow vigilantes in the district. He was transporting cattle to his village in Haryana.

Pehlu Khan died at a hospital two days after the incident on April 3 last year. He was attacked as the mob suspected him of smuggling cattle.

Over the past year, several such attacks have happened in Alwar. Cow vigilante groups have targeted people transporting cattle.