Centre fails to control cow vigilantes: Sharad Yadav

Alwar lynching case Two arrested four identified Congress calls incident 'unfortunate'

Alwar lynching case Two arrested four identified Congress calls incident 'unfortunate'

Alwar killing: The police claimed that Ummar and his two companions, Tahir and Javed, were "habitual" cattle smugglers and were using a stolen pick-up truck to transport cows.

"Gau rakshaks", or cow vigilantes, run a loosely organised movement that they say is meant to prevent cattle smuggling, with tactics that include highway ambushes.

The Alwar police had discovered Mohammed's body on the railway tracks near Ramgarh station and had discovered an abandoned vehicle in the Govindgarh area.

Alwar Additional Superintendent of Police Mool Singh Rana said both "gau rakshaks" have confessed to the assault. They planned to waylay it if it returned with cows.

Jasbir Singh, the President of the Rajasthan Minority Commission, has expressed deep condolences to the family of Umar Khan and directed the District Superintendent of Police, Alwar, to present a detailed report. The police suspect that the crowd had attacked Umar Khan and two others under the impression that they were smuggling cows. "The investigation is on (in Alwar lynching case) and two people have been arrested", Kataria said while addressing the media in Jaipur.

The first was lodged after the pick-up van with cattle was traced at Govindgarh. Umar's uncle Razaq alleged that the family had reached the SMS hospital on Monday for the post-mortem of the deceased however they didn't allow it as the police had taken no action thus far.

The state government should compensate them with Rs 50 lakh and Rs 25 lakh to the kin of Tahir Khan who sustained bullet injury on November 10 incident, Razzak Khan said.

He said that Tahir Khan had informed that on their way back home they were attacked by six to eight people. "We demand the arrest of all those responsible for his death, and compensation for his family", said Ali Mohammad, former sarpanch of Ummar's village of Ghatmika in Bharatpur. "One is under the Rajasthan Bovine Act and the other is a murder case registered on the basis of complaint given by Umar's relative", Prakash said.