Parliament Monsoon Session
2018 begins with opposition roaring over several issues including mob lynchings in the name of cow vigilantism. The Rajasthan police is being accused of delaying in taking the 28 years old Rakbar Khan to the hospital that was just six kilometres from the crime spot. One would wonder what could have possibly taken the Rajasthan police so long to take the victim to the hospital. According to Rahul Gandhi’s tweet, the police officials took a tea-break enroute to the hospital.
According to further reports the eyewitnesses witnessed Rajasthan police beating the victim instead of rescuing him. Rakbar Khan, a Haryana resident was allegedly beaten to death by the mob in Ramgarh, Rajasthan, on suspicion of cow smuggling.
According to reports, he was accompanied with another man, and was 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 Khan. People suspected Khan to be smuggling cows, though the allegation is yet to be verified, said police officials.
After defeating no-confidence motion on Friday, the BJP was attacked by the opposition on Monday morning during the beginning of Lok Sabha session over Rajasthan’s Alwar lynching incident. Reportedly, CPI leader D Raja gave suspension of business notice in the Rajya Sabha over the mob lynching incident in Rajasthan.
The victim’s body has been kept in the morgue of a local hospital as the police is investing the matter further. Three men have been arrested by the Rajasthan police on suspicion of having links with the case. If found guilty, they will be charged with murder, said police.
This is not for the first time that Alwar has witnessed a case related to cow vigilantism. In April 2017, a man, Pehlu Khan was killed by ‘gau rakshaks’ for allegedly smuggling cattle.