Alwar, Nov 13: The Rajasthan Police on Monday detained one person in connection with the murder of Ummar Mohammad in Alwar district of Rajasthan. However, the police did not find any proof to link case to cow vigilantism.
Ummar was shot dead on Friday morning while he was transporting cattle in a pickup and his body was found near the railway tracks. His family has alleged that cow vigilantes are behind his murder.
One person detained by the police has confessed to the crime, Alwar SP Rahul Prakash was quoted as saying in a News18 report. He also informed that the search is on for the other six who have been named by the accused.
Prakash, while speaking to News18, said that the police, as of now, are treating the case as a murder and it does not have any link to gau raksha groups. He added that a ‘tyreless truck’ was found by the police during the probe while claiming that one alive and five dead cows have also been recovered.
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, in a shocking statement, said that the government does not have enough manpower in the state to control every situation in all cities. “We don’t have enough manpower to control every situation in all cities in time. Police is investigating and other culprits will soon be arrested,” he said.
35-year-old Ummar Muhammad was attacked by a mob in Fahari village near Govindh Gadh in Alwar while he along with two others were transporting cows from Mewat in Haryana to Bharatpur in Rajasthan. Official sources have confirmed that Ummar died of bullet wounds. An FIR under sections 147 (rioting), 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) of the Indian Penal Code was registered two days after the incident, on Sunday.