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Alwar man attacked by mob died in police custody: Rajasthan home minister

By Deepika

Alwar, July 24: Rajasthan's home minister Gulab Chand Kataria said on Tuesday that Rakbar Khan who was beaten up by a mob of cow vigilantes, actually died in custody.

 Rajasthan home minister

He also said an initial compensation of Rs 1.25 lakh had been ordered for the family of the deceased.

"We have written to the additional chief judicial magistrate to initiate a probe," Kataria told reporters at a press conference here.

In cases of custodial death, a committee constituted at the district level takes decisions regarding compensation to the family members of the deceased, Kataria said.

He said a sessions judge normally heads such a committee.

On the lines of the Pehlu Khan's lynching case, the state government has ordered a compensation of Rs 1.25 lakh to Rakbar Khan's family.

Further compensation will be provided based on the recommendations of the district legal committee, he added.

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