Rajasthan: Muslim man lynched to death on suspicion of cow smuggling

July 21, Jaipur: In yet another incident of lynching, a Muslim man was allegedly beaten to death by a mob in Alwar district of Rajasthan last night on suspicion of cow smuggling.

The deceased has been identified as Akbar Khan, a resident of Haryana and was transporting two cows. The alleged mob attack took place in Lalawandi village of Ramgarh area in Rajasthan.

Khan was reportedly passing through the village when a group of people surrounded him and assaulted him. He died a short while later. The official police statement is awaited.

In a similar incident, cow vigilantes thrashed and shot at two Muslim youths in Fahari village near Govindh Gadh in Alwar district, when the youths were transporting cows from Mewat in Haryana to Bharatpur in Rajasthan, last November.

The incidents of mob lynching across the country have been on a rise. As according to the home ministry between 2014 and 3 March, 2018, 45 persons were killed in 40 cases of mob lynching across nine states.


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