Alwar, Nov 12: A man was gunned down and another was left injured in an attack by cow vigilantes in Fahari village near Govindgarh in Alwar district of Rajasthan. The incident comes exactly eight months after a dairy farmer from Nuh district of Haryana, Pehlu Khan, was lynched in Alwar by a group of 200 cow vigilantes.
A group of ‘gau rakshaks’ attacked the duo while they were transporting four cows to Haryana in a pickup van. The deceased has been identified as Ummar Khan. His family has refused to accept the body until strict action is taken against the culprits. Ummar’s accomplice, Tahir Khan, who was injured in the attack, has been admitted to the hospital where his condition is said to be critical.
The relatives of Ummar and Tahir have alleged that the crime was planned. They have also accused the policemen of not taking any action even when the officials were resent at the spot when the crime happened. They have demanded immediate arrest of the accused, but no FIR in the case has been registered so far.
Earlier in April, 55-year-old Pehlu Khan was brutally beaten by a group of 200 cow vigilantes in Alwar district of Rajasthan. He was transporting cattle in a pickup van along with a group of 15 Muslim men. Khan succumbed to his injuries two days after the attack. The police in September clear six accused in the case of all charges. The six accussed, who were named by Pehlu Khan, are – Om Yadav (45), Hukum Chand Yadav (44), Sudhir Yadav (45), Jagmal Yadav (73), Naveen Sharma (48) and Rahul Saini (24).