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Alwar lynching: Minister blames police for delay

News Agencies | Updated on: 24 July 2018, 16:56 IST

Rajasthan Home Minister GC Kataria has blamed the police for the delay in providing medical attention to the victim of mob lynching in Alwar. By the time the police took the victim to the hospital, he was declared brought dead.

Kataria told ANI that the police prioritised the safety of cows over the injured man.

"It was not the duty of the police to send cows to cow-shed first, they should have taken the injured to the hospital first. They wasted time in sending the cows to cow-shed. He could have been saved, efforts could have been made," said GC Kataria

At a time when the Alwar police are facing flak for the delay in providing timely attention to the victim, the kin of the deceased on Monday said he did not doubt the police.

"We do not doubt the police at all. We want justice and severe punishment should be given to those who killed him (Rakbar)," Ilyas Khan, brother of Alwar lynching case victim told ANI.

28-year-old Rakbar Khan was allegedly beaten to death by an agitated mob on suspicion of cow smuggling in Alwar district in the intervening night of July 20-21.

According to media reports, the Alwar police took three hours to get the victim to a hospital which was only 6 km away.


First published: 24 July 2018, 16:56 IST