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Man roughed up by cow vigilantes in Alwar

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The 23-year-old victim is critical

A 23-year-old man was allegedly beaten up by a mob in Rajasthan’s Alwar district on suspicion of being involved in cow smuggling, the police said on Monday.

He was referred in a serious condition to Sawai Man Singh Government Hospital here on Monday.

Sagir Khan, a resident of Haryana’s Mirzapur village, was allegedly transporting cows in a van through Kishangarh Bas in Alwar with his friend Mushtaq on Sunday, they said.

The duo had four cows and two bullocks.

They had an altercation with three youth travelling in a car at Bagheri Khurd village in the small hours.

Villagers gathered

The youth raised an alarm after spotting bovine animals in the van, following which several villagers gathered on the spot.

While Mushtaq ran away, the mob comprising villagers and cow vigilantes thrashed Sagir, the police said.

Later, the police was informed.

They seized the vehicle and took Sagir to a local health centre from where he was taken to Alwar’s Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital.

The cows and bullocks were taken to a nearby cow shelter.

Sagir was referred to Sawai Man Singh Government Hospital in Jaipur on Monday after his haemoglobin count went down, the police said.

Case registered

Sagir has been booked on charges of smuggling cows out of the State while another case has been registered against unidentified persons for beating him up.

In the second case, three persons belonging to the Gujjar community have been detained under Section 151 of the Criminal Procedure Code.

Similar incidents

The incident comes barely five months after 31-year-old Rakbar Khan, a dairy farmer, was beaten to death by a mob in Alwar’s Lalawandi area on July 20.

Last year, Alwar made headlines with the lynching of Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer from Nuh district of Haryana, who was attacked by a mob on Jaipur-Delhi highway, and the death of Umar Khan, another dairy farmer, in gunfire by cow vigilantes.

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