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Rajasthan: Muslim man ferrying cows dead in Alwar, police probe vigilantes

Alwar’s Meo Panchayat chief Sher Mohammad alleged that the cow vigilantes killed Umar and then threw his body at the railway tracks to make it look like an accident.

Written by Hamza Khan | Jaipur | Updated: November 13, 2017 2:20 pm
 Rajasthan cow vigilantism, Cow vigilantism, Alwar cow vigilantism, Alwar attack, Muslim man killed, gau rakshahks, Rajasthan cow attack, Alwar police, cow smuggling, indian express An FIR was lodged under The Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, against the alleged cow smugglers on Friday and the vehicle sent to Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), the SP said.

The Alwar police is investigating an alleged case of cow vigilantism and cow smuggling after a deserted pickup with bovines was found in the district Friday morning, while a body, said to be of one of the three persons who were inside the pickup, was found by the railway tracks about 15 kilometres from the pickup, police said Sunday.

“Not much is clear at this moment. A vehicle belonging to cattle smugglers was found abandoned at about 6 am on Friday under the jurisdiction of Alwar’s Govindgarh police station,” Alwar SP Rahul Prakash said.

An FIR was lodged under The Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, against the alleged cow smugglers on Friday and the vehicle sent to Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL), the SP said.

Circle Officer, Alwar South, Anil Beniwal said that “the pickup had three cows and three calves – one of the cows was dead. The front two tyres were missing and both rear tyres were punctured. Later, a dead body was also found about 15 kilometres away in Ramgarh area by the railway tracks. His relatives identified him as Umar, aged about 35 years, and hailing from Bharatpur.”

The SP said that “The motive cannot be ascertained at this point, the two incidents could be related or not; it is a part of investigation whether he was in the vehicle or not.” He said that Umar’s relatives had initially declined a post-mortem until the assaulters were caught. “We are sending his body to Jaipur for a post-mortem and will proceed accordingly,” the SP said.

Alwar’s Meo Panchayat chief Sher Mohammad alleged that the cow vigilantes killed Umar and then threw his body at the railway tracks to make it look like an accident. As per the CO, a second FIR was lodged Sunday under IPC section 302 (murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) following a complaint by Umar’s family members.

According to Umar’s relatives, there were two others with him at the time of assault. Shaukat, sarpanch of Ghatmika village in Bharatpur’s Pahadi panchayat samiti, said that “there were Tahir and Javed with Umar at the time of the assault. All three hail from our village.”

Umar’s uncle Ilyas told The Indian Express that “Javed was the only one who managed to escape. He recounted to me that they were attacked by gunmen. He said he barely managed to escape and that he doesn’t know about the fate of the other two.” CO Beniwal, however, said that “prima facie, no bullet marks were found on the pickup or on the body.”

Ilyas said, “So we inquired about Umar and came to know that a body had been found by Alwar police. Tahir, meanwhile, sustained injuries and is being treated at a hospital in Haryana.”

The SP too said that “he (Tahir) is said to be admitted in a hospital Haryana, we are still in the process of locating him and taking his statement.

On April 1 this year, 55 year old dairy farmer Pehlu Khan from Haryana was assaulted by cow vigilantes on National Highway 8; he succumbed to his injuries two days later.

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    Aaj
    Nov 14, 2017 at 10:09 pm
    The fate of India lies in saving the cattle so sacred than a human. The religious fanatic spectrum that ruins the Indian ideology of being religious stumbles the love for humankind.
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      Ash
      Nov 14, 2017 at 3:54 pm
      Great News
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        CBA
        Nov 13, 2017 at 11:16 pm
        Why Muslims of India eat this stools(after cooking cow meat it becomes stool). They must leave to eat cow meat in India or choose to go to Pakistan.
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          blackpower
          Nov 13, 2017 at 11:43 pm
          beef eating is part of hinduism - read the vedas, read charaka samhita so stop peddling falsehood
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            karun
            Nov 14, 2017 at 7:04 pm
            If any one want to eat beef, he need to purchase and eat not by smuggling cows belonging to poor farmers.
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          Somnath Dhar
          Nov 13, 2017 at 10:16 pm
          This so called cow vigilantees or simply BJP RSS terrorist should be caught and hanged but this is too much to expect from current fascist central govt of India lead by a terrorist Modi or they should be sent to Here in West Bengal, Mamta Bannerjee and our TMC party will teach them a ing lesson because we Bengalis like many South Indians like keralites and manipuris and other north Eastern states have no problem with cow meat beef because more than 70 percent of Indian Bengalis eat beef and it is cost efficient source of protein for common people and our great Bengali fore father swami Vivekananda said if killing one cow can satiate the hunger of 50 people, it is better to kill that cow for meat because nothing is more sacred than human life.
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            Amjad Khan
            Nov 13, 2017 at 5:32 pm
            After the brutal murder of Pehlu Khan in the name of cow protection, now another innocent Umar has fallen prey to saffron terrorism. These cow vigilantes, who have assigned themselves the task of protecting cows, are on the prowl without any fear of law of the land. When dalits were attacked by cow vigilantes, Mr Modi was choked with emotions and took a dig at attackers. "If you want to shoot, shoot me, not Dalits," he said in no ambiguous terms. His plea has fallen on deaf ears. But he has said nothing on attack on Muslims. And, criminal activities of these self-proclaimed cow protectors go unabated and unchecked. They snatch cows and hand over to gaushalas, where cows are already starving to death. Terror of these cow vigilantes is so rampant that even Hindus fear to tread with their sick cows to visit veterinarians. The government is also doing nothing to rein in these miscreants. Judiciary needs to step in, to subdue these criminals, armed with weapons and support of ruling party.
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