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Home ministry seeks report from Rajasthan government on Alwar lynching

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A high-level committee has been set up to probe allegations of delay against the Alwar police in taking the victim to hospital.

New Delhi: The Centre Monday sought a report from the Rajasthan government on the alleged lynching of a man in the state’s Alwar district on the suspicion of cow smuggling.

The home ministry asked the Rajasthan government to provide details of the incident, the action taken to punish those involved in it and the steps taken to restore peace, an official said.

The report has been sought as early as possible, the official said.

The deceased Rakbar Khan, 28, and his friend Aslam were thrashed by a group of people while they were taking two cows to their village in Haryana through a forested area near Lalawandi in Alwar district Friday, police said.

Aslam managed to flee but an injured Rakbar died at a hospital in Alwar.

The Rajasthan Police have also set up a high-level committee to probe the allegations of delay against the Alwar police in taking Khan to a hospital after he was allegedly lynched on the suspicion of cow smuggling.

The incident happened a little more than a year after Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer, was lynched by cow vigilantes in the same district. He was transporting cattle to his village in Haryana. Pehlu Khan died at a hospital two days after the incident on 3 April last year.

The lynching of Rakbar Khan was also raised in Lok Sabha by a Congress MP, triggering protests from BJP members. — PTI

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