Jaipur, Sep 29: Unidentified assailants on Saturday shot at the vehicle in which Rajasthan lynching victim Pehlu Khan’s son Irshad, and other prime witnesses in the 2017 case were going.
The incident took place when they were on their way to a court in Rajasthan’s Behrod for a hearing.
Pehlu Khan was lynched by a group of people last year on the suspicion of smuggling cows.
Irshad has registered a complaint in Alwar alleging “some unidentified miscreants opened fire on their car while they were on their way to Behrod to appear for a hearing”.
He was accompanied by key witnesses in the case who were to appear in the court to register their statement. Those in the car included Ajmat, Rafeeq, Areef and human rights activist Asad.
According to Irshad, at around 9 a.m., a black car, without number plate, overtook them and one of its occupants called them to say that they should not go to depose as witnesses in the matter.
Alwar Superintendent of Police Rajendra Singh told media, that the case will be thoroughly probed. He also said the CCTVs footage was being reviewed.
On being asked why they did not get a complaint register in Behrod, Irshad stated: “they were too scared and hence preferred to stop their car in Alwar”.
However, Singh said had they filed their complaint in Behrod, the assailants might have been booked earlier.