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Alwar lynching: SC to hear plea seeking contempt action against Rajasthan govt

The police has come under fire for the delay in taking him to the hospital even as witnesses have alleged that the Rakbar was taken to the police station initially and beaten up before being taken to the healthcare centre.

india Updated: Jul 23, 2018 20:49 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Alwar lynchings,plea on Alwar lynchings,Rajasthan government
File photo of Rakbar Khan, a resident of Kol village in Haryana, who was beaten to death by suspected cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar district on July 20, 2018. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo )

The Supreme Court will hear a petition seeking contempt action against Rajasthan government in connection with the recent lynching of man in Alwar by alleged cow vigilantes on suspicion of smuggling the bovine for slaughter.

The court will hear the petition on August 28.

Rakbar Khan, alias Akbar of Kol village in Haryana’s Nuh district, was attacked by alleged cow vigilantes in Ramgarh’s Lalavandi forests in Alwar district on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday.

He was declared dead at a community health centre (CHC) at around 4 am on Saturday where he was brought around three hours after police first received information and reached the spot.

The police has come under fire for the delay in taking him to the hospital even as witnesses have alleged that the Rakbar was taken to the police station initially and beaten up before being taken to the healthcare centre.

The incident has drawn widespread condemnation coming after several lynching incidents across the country in the last few years.

In April last year, a 50-year-old dairy farmer, Pehlu Khan, was also beaten to death by vigilantes suspecting him to be a cow smuggler in Alwar.

(With PTI inputs)

First Published: Jul 23, 2018 11:57 IST