Alwar: A court here on Wednesday, August 14, acquitted all six accused in the Pehlu Khan lynching case.
Pehlu Khan – a 55-year-old dairy farmer from Jaisinghpur village in Haryana, was lynched by cow vigilantes in Behror of Alwar district in Rajasthan. He was returning home after purchasing two cows and two calves from a Jaipur cattle fair.
The murder caught national attention and Khan became the face of protests against the spate of lynchings across the country in the name of gauraksha or cow protection.
The trial in the lynching case concluded on August 7 and more than 40 witnesses (including Khan’s two sons who were with him on the day of the incident) deposed in the case. An FIR was registered against the six men under following sections of the Indian Penal Code.
Out of the nine accused in the case, one died, two minors are facing trials in the juvenile court, while the six were cleared of charges today.