Cow vigilantes lynched Pehlu khan, the diary farmer.

Pehlu Khan, a 55-year-old Muslim man, was lynched to death on Friday when he had set out on the 240-km road trip from his home in Jaisinghpur village, in Nuh tehsil of Mewat, to Jaipur to buy a milch buffalo. A dairy farmer, he was hoping to increase milk production during Ramzan. But on Saturday, he decided to buy a milch cow instead, as the seller extracted 12 litres of milk in front of him and offered him a good deal. That decision cost him his life. “That was the worst decision ever. It took my father’s life,” said his son Irshad, 24. He and his brother, Aarif, were with Khan when they were attacked by gau rakshaks in Behror area of Alwar, on National Highway 8, on Saturday evening. Khan succumbed to injuries on Monday. Police said Khan and at least four others were attacked even as they produced documents to show that they had purchased the cows. “Gau rakshaks affiliated with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal stopped four vehicles, near Jaguwas crossing on National Highway 8, on Saturday evening, alleging that they were illegally transporting bovines. These vehicles were coming from Jaipur, and were headed towards Nuh district in Haryana,” said Ramesh Chand Sinsinwar, SHO, Behror police station. In September 2017, CB CID gave clean chit to all the accused named by Pehlu Khan before dying. Further in July 2019 Alwar court accepted the police plea to investigate a cow smuggling case against Pehlu Khan and his two sons In February 2018, Alwar police filed chargesheet against the surviving victims with allegations of cow smuggling.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Highway
Number of victims 5 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Highway Was cross FIR filed Yes :cattle-smuggling chargeTwo FIRs bearing No. 252/2017 and 253/2017 were registered at PS Behror against the victims u/s Sections 5, 8 and 9 of the Rajasthan Bovine Animal (Prohibition from Slaughter and Regulation of Tempor
perpetrator Organizational Right Wing Hindutva Details of the FIR

FIR No. 255, was registered at PS Behror, Alwar District u/s 143, 323, 341, 308, 379 and 427 IPC. After the death of Pehlu Khan, Sec 302 IPC was added in the FIR.

Investigating agency Rajsthan Police Victim's lawyer
Role of police Need confirmation :FIR against the victim for illegally transporting cattle for slaughter Current status Acquittal :Court granted clean chit to all the accused and accepted police plea for investigation against Pehlu Khan and his two sons in cow smuggling case.
Charges Filed charged Murder case against the accused. Further Charges of cow smuggling case against the victim and his two sons. Other details Cops drop charges against 6 accused, they got bail. later they ere awarded clean chit fron the court.
judgement Reference other information Police diluted Pehlu Khan lynching case, finds independent probe,
Civil society reports

Report of an Independent Committee on Criminal Proceedings of the Accused in Pehlu Khan's case:

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Main Information
Date of incident: April 01, 2017
Nature of Violence
  • Murder/Lynch
  • Causal factors
  • Cow Related Violence
  • Number of people Killed 1
    No. of People Injured 4
    Name of the victim : Pehlu Khan, Azmat Khan, Irshad, Arif
    Name of Perpetrator Hukum Chand, Jagmal, Om Prakash, Sudheer, Rahul Saini and Navin Saini
    State Rajasthan
    District/City Alwar
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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