BJP MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja on Saturday claimed that 28-year-old lynched in Alwar was a cow smuggler.
“The cow smuggler died on his way to the hospital. I demand a judicial inquiry to ascertain whether he was lynched by the mob or beaten to death by police,” Ahuja told ANI.
The BJP MLA has also demanded a judicial inquiry into the incident. He further put the blame on the police officials and said, “I had said that the public should inform police and not resort to violence. They slapped the cow smuggler a bit and informed police. Sources told me that police took the cow smuggler in custody and thrashed him to show the people that they are taking strict action.”
The incident took place on Friday when Akram Khan and another man were taking two cows to their village in Haryana through a forest area near Lalawandi in Alwar district, when a group of people severely thrashed Khan.
A 28-year-old man was on Friday lynched to death by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar district, police said on Saturday. Two persons have so far been arrested in the Alwar lynching. Khan, a resident of Mewat in Rajasthan, was transporting the animals to his village along with another man when they were stopped by a group of villagers near Lalawandi village in Alwar.
They were brutally thrashed, the office of Additional Director General Jaipur Range, Ramgarh, received this information at 12.40 a.m. When the police team reached the spot they found an injured Khan lying in the mud. Two persons were standing there with two cows, ADGP Hemant Priyadarshi told the media.
Condemning the incident, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje assured an investigation in the case. “The incident of alleged lynching of a person transporting bovines in Alwar district is condemnable. Strictest possible action shall be taken against the perpetrators,” Raje tweeted.
#Alwar में गो परिवहन से सम्बंधित वारदात में हुई नृशंस हत्या की मैं कड़े शब्दों में निंदा करती हूँ। पुलिस मामला दर्ज कर दो संदिग्ध व्यक्तियों से पूछताछ कर रही है। मैंने गृह मंत्री @GulabKataria जी को जल्द से जल्द मामले की छानबीन कर दोषियों को कड़ी सज़ा दिलाने के निर्देश दिए हैं।
— Vasundhara Raje (@VasundharaBJP) July 21, 2018
On the other hand, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje assured strict action against perpetrators.
“We will be taking and we are taking strictest action against those who violate law and order,” she said.
In the intervening night of Friday-Saturday, a man was allegedly beaten to death in by an agitated mob on the suspicion of cow smuggling in Alwar district.
28-year-old Akbar Khan was taking some cows to his village through a forest near Lalawandi area when the locals thrashed him brutally.
Earlier in the day, two suspects were arrested in the case. More details awaited.