The Himachal Pradesh police on Sunday arrested a man suspected to be involved in the lynching of an alleged cow smuggler near Lawasa village in Sirmaur district in Shimla last week.
Superintendent of Police Sirmaur Somuya Sambasivan told The Indian Express that the arrest was made on the basis of electronic evidence, rigorous investigations during past 48 hour and statements of the eye-witnesses.
“A special team headed by Additional SP (Nahan) Vinod Dhiman has managed to collect sufficient evidence pin pointing the role of the person arrested today. He is supposed to be the main man behind the incident. Deputy SP Yogesh Ratola and members of the cyber crime unit have also provided authentic inputs to the team (to which they are part ) about the persons involved in the crime,” she said.
The incident happened on Wednesday night when people from Lawasa and few other villages chased the truck carrying cattle and mercilessly beat-up five persons including Noman, who later succumbed to his injuries next day at the government hospital Nahan.
The police had registered a case under section 302 IPC against unknown people.
The police earlier had told the media-persons that the persons involved had a history of cattle smuggling and some cases were also pending against them at Saharan and other police stations.