Man killed, cow vigilantes' hand


A man was gunned down and another was left injured in an attack by cow vigilantes in Fahari village near Govindgarh in Alwar district of Rajasthan.

Self-styled gau rakshaks allegedly killed a man in Rajasthan's Alwar, while critically injuring his fellow passenger.

The Alwar police is investigating an alleged case of cow vigilantism and cow smuggling after a deserted pickup with bovines was found in the district Friday morning, while a body, said to be of one of the three persons who were inside the pickup, was found by the railway tracks about 15 kilometres from the pickup, police said Sunday.

The cow vigilantes allegedly threw Umar Khan's body on a railway track to show it as an accident.

The SP too said that "he (Tahir) is said to be admitted in a hospital Haryana, we are still in the process of locating him and taking his statement". The family members recognised Ummar with the help of his slippers.

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District Congress minority cell president Jamshed Khan, who was leading the protesters outside the hospital in Alwar alleged that the policemen, who were present at the scene of crime, did not take any action to stop the attackers. "We are sending his body to Jaipur for a post-mortem and will proceed accordingly", the SP said.

One of the two victims, identified as Ummar Khan died in the attack while his companion Tahir Khan is battling for his life in a private hospital, said a News18 report. "To remove evidence, they have disfigured the body", he alleged.

However, the police remained tight-lipped about the incident. Rahul Prakash, a police officer at Alwar Police Station, said, "Umar Khan's body was kept in a mortuary".

"The deceased and two others were transporting cows inside a pickup truck", Iliyas, Ummar Khan's uncle told The Times of India. Pehlu Khan was transporting cows in vehicles on the Behror highway in Alwar.

In September, the Rajasthan police had given a clean chit to the six people named in the Pehlu Khan lynching incident.