Rajasthan: Man lynched by mob on suspicion of cow smuggling; CM Raje assures strict actions


The recent case of mob lynching over the suspicion of cow smuggling took the life of a man in Rajasthan. Villagers found two men transporting cows on foot through a forest area in Ramgarh’s Lalawandi village. They beat them. A 28-year old man, named as Akbar Khan was beaten to death last night by the villagers near Alwar district. The other man with Akbar Khan escaped from the spot. As per the police investigation, it is not clear if the two men were cow smugglers.

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje expressed her anger over the lynching of a person in Alwar district. She assured to take strictest action against the perpetrators. She also asked Rajasthan’s Home minister Gulab Chand Kataria to investigate the matter and punish the guilty. She tweeted.

Supreme Court on mob lynching
In fact, Supreme Court had asked the legislature to consider enacting a new penal provision to deal with mob violence and provide deterrent punishment to offenders few days back. It also said that no citizen can take law in their hands. It also said that the state has to act positively in case of fear and anarchy. He asked to stop such incidents with iron hands.

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It is not the first time that bovine smuggling resulted in death of people. Previously, the people from state of Rajasthan had taken lives of alleged cow smugglers. Last year, Pehlu Khan was also allegedly killed by cow vigilantes in Alwar district. His family is still struggling for the justice.