Indian police: Mob kills Muslim man who was transporting cow

One man has died and four others severely injured after a crowd of cow vigilantes alias gau rakshaks brutally beat them up for transporting cows in Rajasthan's Alwar.

No arrests have been made so far, the reports said.

At least 10 Muslim men have been killed in similar incidents across the country by Hindu mobs on suspicion of eating beef or smuggling cows in the last two years.

Khan and other five people were beaten up by gau rakshaks alleging that they were illegally transporting cows. "These vehicles were coming from Jaipur, and were headed towards Nuh district in Haryana", Ramesh Chand Sinsinwar, SHO, Behror police station told The Indian Express. Following a post-mortem, his body has been handed over to his family. Nevertheless, they were dragged out of their truck and mercilessly beaten up in the middle of the highway.

"Before he died, Pehlu told us that they beat him up and then told him to run, saying 'tu buddha aadmi hai, bhaag' (you're an old man, run away)..." Others who were badly wounded in the attack are being treated at the Alwar hospital.

Newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has declared war on illegal slaughterhouses which has impended for close scrutiny on businesses related to consumption and transportation of cows.

They were rushed to a nearby private hospital.

After Pehlu Khan's death, IPC Section 302 (murder) has been added as well.

Pehlu Khan, who belonged to Haryana, and his four associates were assaulted even after reportedly producing documents to prove that they had bought the cows from a "Pashu Mela" in Jaipur. Shyam Sunder Sharma, director of Kailash Hospital, denied the charges. Alwar SP Rahul Prakash did not comment on the issue.

  • Leroy Wright