A Muslim man beaten up by alleged cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar district died due to his wounds, local police confirmed on Tuesday.
The man died on Monday night at the hospital where he was admitted for treatment after he, along with a dozen others, was beaten up by gau rakshaks while on a highway. The deceased man has been identified as Pehlu Khan and is said to be in his fifties.
An unknown number of people who were injured in the brutal attack are recuperating at an Alwar hospital.A murder case has been registered over Khan’s death and Rajasthan police has formed three teams to arrest the accused cow vigilantes.
A reward of Rs 5,000 has also been announced for anyone who helps nab the six men accused of murder.
Khan was among a group of nearly 15 people that was attacked while transporting cows. The men, who are from Haryana, came under attack by gau rakshaks while transporting the animals on the Behror highway in Alwar on Saturday, police said.
A local cop identified the attackers as cow vigilantes associated with the VHP and the Bajrang Dal.
“Gau rakshaks affiliated with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal stopped four vehicles, near Jaguwas crossing on National Highway 8, on Saturday evening, alleging that they were illegally transporting bovines.
These vehicles were coming from Jaipur, and were headed towards Nuh district in Haryana,” Ramesh Chand Sinsinwar, SHO, Behror police station.