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Alwar lynching


Alwar lynching: VHP leader held

June 20, 2021 3:36 am

Almost three years after 31-year-old Rakbar Khan was lynched by ‘cow vigilantes’ in Alwar, police have finally arrested local VHP leader Naval Kishore Sharma, accused by the family in the case.

Chronicle of an acquittal foretold

August 27, 2019 12:55 am

Pehlu Khan verdict underlines subversion of justice by police and bureaucracy.

Rajasthan government to create unit to monitor ‘serious cases’

August 19, 2019 12:26 am

Speaking to reporters, the Chief Minister alleged that in the Pehlu Khan lynching case, in which all the accused were acquitted, the previous BJP government in the state “deliberately” left shortcomings to “save the accused”.

Rajasthan government to constitute SIT to probe lapses in Pehlu Khan case

August 17, 2019 2:12 am

The decision on constituting the SIT was taken following a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at the chief minister’s office on Friday evening, two days after a court in Alwar district acquitted all six men accused of murdering Khan.

Injustice system

August 16, 2019 12:08 am

Acquittals in the Pehlu Khan lynching case point to subversion of due process. Gehlot government must urgently make amends.

How Pehlu Khan lynching case fell: family blames ‘poor’ probe

August 15, 2019 6:48 am

Charges against Pehlu’s sons helped arguments in court, says defence lawyer.

Pehlu attackers walk free, court finds glaring gaps in probe

August 15, 2019 3:09 am

On April 1, 2017, Khan and his companions — including his sons — were attacked by cow vigilantes in Alwar for transporting cattle. The incident invited nationwide outrage when Khan died two days after the attack. 

Rajasthan Assembly passes honour killing, anti-mob lynching Bills

August 06, 2019 1:43 am

Rajasthan had witnessed a spurt in lynchings in 2017, beginning with dairy farmer Pehlu Khan in April 2017. The Bill, tabled by Cabinet minister Shanti Dhariwal on July 30, was discussed Monday and subsequently passed by voice vote.

Alwar lynching: Pehlu named but later dropped from chargesheet, say police

June 30, 2019 6:54 am

On Saturday, Inspector General of Police (Jaipur range) S Sengathir told The Indian Express that the cow smuggling chargesheet did name Khan, but given that “a dead man can’t be tried... therefore we haven’t chargesheeted Khan”.

Lok Sabha elections: Two years after lynching, polls bring faultlines to the surface

April 30, 2019 10:03 am

Today, there are no reminders of the incident at the site, but it lives on in conversations about Elections 2019. And it is where the politics of the region and of Alwar, which votes on May 6, begins.