Man killed in Alwar, cow vigilantes suspected

Rajasthan Vigilantes allegedly kill Muslim man in Alwar for transporting cows

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Speaking on the Alwar alleged cow vigilantism incident, Kataria said, "We don't have enough manpower to control every situation in all cities in time".

In April, a Pehlu Khan was allegedly beaten to death on suspicion of cow smuggling by cow vigilantes in Alwar district. Ummar Khan's body was found on the railway tracks on Friday evening.

Earlier today, a protest was staged outside the hospital in Alwar to denounce the incident and police's failure to catch the culprits or stop the mob from carrying out the heinous crime despite being present on the occasion. But he refused to use the so-called term cow vigilantes, who have over the past year become synonymous with a string of attacks on cattle traders across India.

An FIR has been registered at Govindgarh police station under IPC sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) against unidentified people, based on a complaint lodged by Umar Khan's family members. "They later asked somebody else to dump Umar's body on the railway track", said Prakash.

ASP Beniwal said efforts are being made to identify the deceased and the body would be sent to Jaipur for post mortem, only after which it would be confirmed whether the body "sustained bullet injuries".

Despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stern warning, a group of cow vigilantes have again killed a member of the minority community in Rajasthan's Alwar district. Critics accuse the vigilantes of using cows as a pretext to target Muslims and Dalits.

The attack that comes a month before Lok Sabha byelections in Alwar has raised the issue of cow vigilantism back to the forefront.

Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said that action would be taken against the accused, whether he is Hindu or Muslim, NDTV reported.

Tahir, an aide of Khan, is undergoing treatment at a private hospital in neighbouring Haryana.

"A auto with five or six people accosted us on the way by pelting stones at us".

Ilyas Khan said Umar was transporting three milch cows and an equal number of calves.

However, police have yet to register the first information report (FIR) of the incident.

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