Lawyer Asad Hayat was in a vehicle with witnesses Azmat (28), Rafiq (25) and Pehlu’s sons Irshad (28) and Arif (21). They were headed to the ADJ court in Behror on September 29 when they were allegedly attacked.
The 25-page chargesheet names Dharmendra, Paramjeet, and Naresh, who were arrested following Rakbar’s death. They have been charged under section 302 of IPC, among others. While investigation against one has been kept pending.
Reacting to the incident, Union Minister of State of Finance, and Bikaner MP, Arjun Ram Meghwal called it part of a “conspiracy”, the result of “rising popularity of PM Modi” and “a reaction to the impact of his schemes”. “
Alwar lynching: Rakbar (32) was transporting cows on foot with Aslam Khan, in his early twenties, when they were stopped, allegedly by villagers in Lalwandi, under the jurisdiction of the Ramgarh police station in Alwar district.
In his name lay the story of a region’s close ties with its cattle. A month after he was killed, it’s monsoon, the ‘free’ pastures underpinning those ties are lush again, and among those grazing are Rakbar’s five cows.