Alwar, July 21: Days after the Supreme Court asked Centre to consider framing a new law on lynching, a man was lynched on suspicion of cow smuggling in Rajasthan's Alwar on Saturday.
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 district last night, when a group of people severely thrashed Khan, Ramgarh police station SHO Subhash Sharma told PTI.
Anil Beniwal, ASP Alwar, said, "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."
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje condemned the incident in her tweet.
The incident of alleged lynching of a person transporting bovines in Alwar district is condemnable. Strictest possible action shall be taken against the perpetrators.— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) July 21, 2018
Last year in April, Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer from Jaisinghpur village in Haryana, was lynched by cow vigilantes in Behror of Alwar district in Rajasthan. He was returning home after purchasing two cows and two calves from a Jaipur cattle fair.
A year after that incident a protest was held at the Parliament Street in New Delhi, the Bhumi Adhikar Andolan called for a nationwide struggle against the increasing incidents of violence in the name of "cow protection", "vendetta" against all progressive movements and continued "attacks" on Dalits and minorities.