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Alwar lynching by ‘cow vigilantes’: Two more arrested

Total number of arrests in the case go up to five.

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April 11, 2017, 11:49 am

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Jaipur: Alwar police have arrested two more men in connection with the death of 50-year-old Pehlu Khan who was assaulted by cow vigilantes in Alwar’s Behror, taking the total number of arrest in the case to five.

The police had registered a case against six identified and 200 unidentified people in the matter. The incident took place on April 1. Cow vigilantes caught 15 people who were allegedly smuggling cows. Five of these alleged smugglers were thrashed. Severely injured Pehlu Khan was rushed to a hospital where he succumbed on April 3.

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The police had earlier arrested three people. A cash reward was announced on six others.

“We have arrested two more men, Dayananad Yadav and Neeraj Yadav. They are residents of Riwali and Kankardopa villages,” said a senior police officer.

A postmortem report had revealed that Pehlu Khan beaten up to such an extent that his lungs were severely damaged, leading to internal bleeding. The blood clotted his lungs resulting in his death.

A district administration team led by district collector Muktanand Agawal is preparing a report on whether Pehlu Khan and other people who were caught by cow vigilantes on April 1 were actually smuggling cows.


First published: April 9, 2017