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Muslim Man Lynched in India Over Suspicion of Cow Smuggling

Alwar (July 21, 2018): A 28-year-old Muslim man was beaten to death by a group of people on the suspicion that he was smuggling cows in Rajasthan’s Alwar district.

According to sources, Akbar Khan, 28, and another man were taking two cows to their village in Haryana through a forest area near Lalawandi in Alwar district on Friday night, when a group of people severely thrashed the deceased with the allegation that the two persons were smuggling cows to their native village.

However, the other man accompanying him, managed to escaped from the spot.Police reached the spot on getting the information about violence and took a profusely bleeding Akbar to a government hospital in Ramgarh when doctors declared him dead.

Police have registered a case under Section 302 of Indian Penal Code against unidentified persons and attempts are being made to identify the culprits and arrest them.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje condemned the incident in her tweet and assured that strictest possible action will be taken.

Last year, a similar incident happened when a dairy farmer, Pehlu Khan, was lynched by a mob of cow vigilantes near Behror in Alwar district.

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