Alwar lynching: 'This is PM’s 'New India' where hatred replaces humanity', says Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi, July 23: Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a lynching case in Rajasthan's Alwar district, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that this is Modi's brutal "New India" where hatred replaces humanity.
Taking to micro-blogging platform, Twitter, Gandhi said,''Policemen in #Alwar took 3 hrs to get a dying Rakbar Khan, the victim of a lynch mob, to a hospital just 6 KM away. Why? They took a tea-break enroute. This is Modi's brutal "New India" where hatred replaces humanity and people are crushed and left to die.''
Policemen in #Alwar took 3 hrs to get a dying Rakbar Khan, the victim of a lynch mob, to a hospital just 6 KM away.— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) July 23, 2018
They took a tea-break enroute.
This is Modi’s brutal “New India” where humanity is replaced with hatred and people are crushed and left to die. https://t.co/sNdzX6eVSU
Rakbar Khan (28) was on Friday night beaten to death by suspected cow vigilantes in Alwar. His associate Aslam who was transporting cows on foot along with him managed to escape.
Three people have been arrested in the case. All three accused were produced before the Ramgarh Judicial Magistrate, who remanded them in police custody for five days.
While Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje condemned the violence, Union Minister of State of Finance, and Bikaner MP, Arjun Ram Meghwal called it part of a "conspiracy", the result of "rising popularity of PM Modi" and "a reaction to the impact of his schemes".
This isn't the first time, in 2017, Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer, was accused of smuggling cattle and was lynched by a mob on the national highway in Rajasthan's Alwar district.