All six accused in Pehlu Khan cow lynching case released

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A local court in Rajasthan’s Alwar acquitted all six men accused of lynching a Muslim man Pehlu Khan, on Wednesday.

Pehlu Khan and his two sons were transporting cows from Jaipur to his native place in Haryana’s Nuh district when cow vigilantees thrashed him and his children. Unable to sustain the injuries, Pehlu Khan passed away on April 3, 2017, two days after the beating.

Pehlu Khan and his sons were beaten with sticks and rods. The Behror police had filed seven FIRs over the matter–one for Pehlu’s murder while six others for ‘illegal transfer of bovines’.

Investigation into the case was concluded by December 208 but chargesheet was presented in a local court in May 2019.

More than 40 witnesses in the case, including Pehlu Khan’s own two sons, were deposed in the case.
Final trial proceedings were conducted on August 7 and the verdict was reserved for Wednesday.

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