Pehlu Khan mob lynching case closed, relatives smell foul play

First Published 14, Sep 2017, 4:37 PM IST
Pehlu Khan mob lynching case closed relatives irked
Highlights
  • Khan had accompanied his sons to the Cattle Fair from where he bought cows 
  • On his way back, he was lynched by cow vigilantes
  • He succumbed to his injuries a few days later after naming the six accused

The much-talked about Pehlu Khan mob lynching case in Rajasthan's Alwar has been ordered to be closed due to lack of evidence. The police have shut all investigations against the six people whom Khan named before he died. This was done based on the evidences provided by the staff members of the Rath Gaushala and their GPS locations at the time of the crime. 

According to the working staff of the Gaushala, the accused 45-year-old Om Yadav and Sudhir Yadav, 44-year-old Hukum Chand Yadav, 73-year-old Jagmal Yadav, 48-year-old Naveen Sharma, and 24-year-old Rahul Saini – were present in the shelter. This is a significant proof since the gaushala is located four kilometres away from the site of crime.

Moreover, their telephone conversation and global positioning proved that the accused named by Khan were not at the site. Following this, on September 1, the Crime Investigation Department asked the Alwar Police to remove the names of the six people from the accused list. Subsequently, their names were also removed from the reward list.

Meanwhile, Khan's family said that the police was acting under pressure. Pehlu Khan had left home with his sons to buy cows from the Jaipur Cattle Fair on April 1, 2017. On his way back, he was attacked by some cow vigilantes. Following which, he succumbed to his injuries a few days later. 

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