‘Cow Vigilantes’ Kill Muslim Man in India’s Rajasthan
The body of a 35-year-old man was found near railway tracks in Rajasthan’s Alwar district in India Sunday, with activists alleging that he was killed by cow vigilantes.
The body of Khan, hailing from Ghatmika village in Bharatpur district, was recovered near Ramgarh and has been sent for post-mortem, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Ramgarh Circle) Anil Beniwal said.
“The matter is under investigation. We are awaiting the post-mortem report,” Govindgarh police station SHO Daulat Ram said. The post-mortem will be conducted in Jaipur.
Police said Khan, along with two others, was transporting cattle in a vehicle on November 10, Huffington Post reported.
Social worker Maulana Haneef claimed that Khan, along with two others, was ferrying cattle in a vehicle when unidentified men opened fire at them. Khan died on the spot.
“We staged a protest outside the mortuary at a hospital in Alwar where the body was kept and have demanded early arrest of the accused,” he said.