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Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Cow vigilantes: CPI(M) asks Centre, Rajasthan to 'abide by SC direction'

Cow vigilantes: CPI(M) asks Centre, Rajasthan to 'abide by SC direction'

"The killers threw his body on the tracks to cover up the murder", Mr. Razaq Khan told The Hindu. While the police are yet to establish the link between the two, the family of the deceased dairy farmer has said some unidentified people opened fire on Mohammed and two others - Tahir and Jabba - killing him on the spot while they were returning home on the same vehicle that was found abandoned. He had three cows of his own. We only had the knowledge that the three had gone to take cows to keep them at home.

Victim's uncle while speaking to the media on Monday said that he did not know who killed him.

Lynchings and mob justice are huge threats to a democracy; only by taking strict action against such goons can we ensure that the rule of law is upheld. However, the police are refusing to look at the two incidents together and said they were two different cases - the death of man on tracks and damaged pickup truck.

According to Ummar's family, they have alleged that he was shot dead by cow vigilantes near Govindgarh.

ASP Beniwal said efforts are being made to identify the deceased and the body would be sent to Jaipur for post mortem, only after which it would be confirmed whether the body "sustained bullet injuries". He alleged that the cops present at the scene of crime did not deter the attackers. "It is more shocking that the Rajasthan Police registered a case against the victims and has allowed the vigilantes to go scot-free", a statement said. It had in fact said that in every district a senior police officer should be designated to be responsible for this.

Opposition Congress has blamed the state government for its "lawlessness", while the activists have demanded immediate arrest of the culprits and adequate compensation for the affected family members.

Earlier in April, 55-year-old Pehlu Khan was brutally beaten by a group of 200 cow vigilantes in Alwar district of Rajasthan.

"We have also detained one person on charges of murder".

Cow vigilantes allegedly shot dead a 35-year-old Muslim man, and critically injured his fellow passenger in Rajasthan's Alwar last week, The Times of India reported on Sunday.

Pehlu Khan's killing on the national highway in Rajasthan's Alwar had sparked nationwide outrage.

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