Alwar: Two Muslim men were gunned down by cow vigilantes on suspicion of smuggling cows at a village in the Alwar district of Rajasthan. One of them died on the spot while the other is battling for his life in a private hospital in the city.
Cattle traders Ummar Muhammad and Tahir Khan were transporting cows from Mewat in Haryana to Bharatpur in Rajasthan when they were stopped in Fahari village in Alwar district.
The same district had witnessed the lynching of Pehlu Khan, a cattle trader in Alwar district a few months ago, reports twocircles.net. It is not clear when the incident occurred.
After Muhammad landed in scuffle with the cow vigilantes, who stopped the traders, he died on the spot after facing pistol firing from the vigilantes. His companion Tahir Khan is battling for his life in a private hospital in the city.
Ummar’s dead body has been kept in Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Alwar. The officials have refused to comment on the situation. However, they nodded that Ummar died because of the bullet injuries.
His family has refused to accept the body until strict action is taken against the culprits. Ummar’s accomplice, Tahir Khan, who was injured in the attack, has been admitted to the hospital where his condition is said to be critical.
The relatives of Ummar and Tahir have alleged that the crime was planned. They have also accused the policemen of not taking any action even when the officials were resent at the spot when the crime happened. They have demanded immediate arrest of the accused, but no FIR in the case has been registered so far.
Reportedly, members of Meo community – to which Ummar and Tahir belonged – have launched a protest demanding arrest and high level probe into the matter.
The community members have also accused police of accompanying the attackers. However, there is no FIR yet in the matter.
This is the same region where 55-year-old Pehlu Khan was thrashed to death by cow vigilantes in April, resulting in a nationwide outrage.
In October, police snatched around 51 cows from a Muslim family of Alwar after Hindutva groups launched a protest on the pretext of that the family kept cows to slaughter.
When TwoCircles.net tried to reach Superintendent of Police and Additional Superintendent of Police at Alwar on phone, their numbers remained unresponsive.