No enough manpower to control every crime, says Rajasthan HM

After Pehlu Khan another dairy farmer killed by cow vigilantes in Alwar Rajasthan

Pointing out that the "present state of his body shows the brutality that the police and the so-called Gau rakshaks can indulge in", the letter said, "Even the running over of a train/trains could not hide the exit wounds of the bullet". He was transporting cattle in a pickup van along with a group of 15 Muslim men. They belong to a farming community and also cattle readers, and can not earn their bread and butter if such attacks will continue to happen. The six accussed, who were named by Pehlu Khan, are - Om Yadav (45), Hukum Chand Yadav (44), Sudhir Yadav (45), Jagmal Yadav (73), Naveen Sharma (48) and Rahul Saini (24). He is now undergoing treatment at a hospital in Haryana. His body was kept at the mortuary of a government hospital.

Several members of the Meo Muslim community have gathered outside the district hospital in Alwar and demanded action against the attackers. The attack took place a day before chief minister Vasundhara Raje was to visit Mewat. Alleging a cover-up, the family on Sunday protested outside the district headquarters of Alwar and demanded a fair investigation. He had 3 cows of his own. The face was so badly-damaged that we had to identify him from his clothes and slippers. One person has been detained for the murder of Ummar Khan, whose body was found with gunshot wounds on rail tracks. Signed, among others, by Kavita Srivastava of the People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), Rajasthan; Nikhil Dey of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sanfathan (MKSS); Sumitra Chopra of the All-India Democratic Women's Association (AIDWA); Nisha Sidhu of the National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW); Mohammed Iqbal of the Jamait Islami Hind, Rajasthan; and Mukesh Goswami of the RTI Manch, the letter accused the state government of "complete failure" on the law and order front. The officials have denied saying anything on the matter, but have nodded to the fact the Ummar died because of the bullet injuries.

The relatives of Ummar and Tahir have alleged that the crime was planned. "There is a suspicion that the policemen might have joined cow vigilantes in the assault", Khan told the Hindu.

But, an FIR has already been registered against victims on Friday itself under the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Act, against the alleged cow smugglers and the vehicle sent to Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL).

"(The SC) has said that in every district a senior police officer should be designated to (deal with these incidents)", the party said. "It had also said that proper compensation should be paid to the victims", the CPI (M) said in a press statement. "We are sure the case will be solved soon and the culprit will be punished", he added. The April incident had triggered a nationwide outrage.

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