Alwar, Apr 6: In a major development, the autopsy report of Pehlu Khan has confirmed that he died due to assault. As per the reports, the same has been confirmed by the Superintendent of Police, Alwar district. Also Read - Rajasthan: Drunk Man Beats Wife to Death With Leather Belt, Arrested
Earlier on Thursday, while Home Minister Rajnath Singh informed the Lok Sabha that a thorough investigation will be done in the case, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi denied the happening the incident in the Rajya Sabha. “Jis tarah ki ghatna pesh ki ja rahi hai, aisi koi ghatna zameen par nahi hui hai (The way the incident has been presented, no such thing has happened on the ground),” Naqvi was quoted as saying. Also Read - Rajasthan Universal Healthcare Scheme To Give Rs 5 Lakh Insurance Benefit To Every Family. Details Here
Meanwhile, putting forth his views on the incident and targeting the government, the Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi had tweeted, “When government abdicates responsibility and allows lynch mobs to rule,tragedies of immense proportion follow. Shocking breakdown of law and order in Alwar. We expect government to take strict action against those responsible for this brutal and senseless attack. All right thinking Indians must condemn this blind brutality.” Also Read - Four Members of Former BJP State President's Family Die by Suicide in Rajasthan, Probe on
While codemning the incident on Wednesday, Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Ahir said that the Bharatiya Janata Party doesn’t support any such violence.
Pehlu Khan who was lynched to death on the suspicion of smuggling cows, was a dairy farmer, as per a media report. The report further states that the 55-year-old Khan had set out on the 240-km road trip from his home in Jaisinghpur village to Jaipur last Friday to purchase milch cow so as to increase milk production during Ramzan.
Khan’s son, Aarif has claimed that the police have registered an FIR against them on the complaint of one Damodar Singh. While reacting strongly to the attack and terming the FIR as baseless, Aarif said that his father had purchased the cows. A report in the Indian Express claims that he has even produced a receipt of the purchase of the cows.
Meanwhile, the police have arrested three in the matter however, none of them is the one who has been named in the FIR. The six named in the attack are Hukum Chand, Jagmal, Om Prakash, Sudheer, Rahul Saini and Navin Saini.
The Rajasthan Police has registered a murder case over Khan’s death and has also formed three teams to arrest the cow vigilantes involved in the case.