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

Umar Khan, 35, was shot dead by cow vigilantes, while two of his close aides were attacked in Govindgarh in Alwar district on Sunday.

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

Alwar: Two people have been arrested in connection with the alleged killing of a man belonging to the minority community by a group of vigilantes over suspicion of cow smuggling in Rajasthan's Alwar.

According to ANI, the two persons arrested by the Alwar Police have been identified as Ramveer Gurjar and Bhagwan Gurjar.

Besides, the Alwar Police have also identified four others in connection with the case.

Earlier on Sunday, a man was shot dead, while two of his close aides were attacked by a group of cow vigilantes in Govindgarh in Alwar district.

The Alwar Police confirmed the incident while saying that they will investigate the matter for detailed information.

The incident of cow vigilantism is on its verge in several states across the country.

The latest incident of lynching in the name of cow protection was reported several months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent a serious message to the cow vigilantes and said killing in the name of cow protection was not acceptable. 

The Congress had on Monday said lynching of a dairy farmer Umar Khan, 35, by cow vigilantes in Rajasthan was ''unfortunate'' and asked why such crime occurs only ahead of elections.

The party also asked who were the people who do politics of "religious polarisation".

"Whatever has happened is very unfortunate and painful. Every such incident should be severely condemned. The important question is why such incidents occur only during elections," said Congress Spokesperson Manish Tewari.

"Before the Bihar elections in 2015, if you remember, what happened with Mohammed Akhlaq? After that, many such incidents happened when polls were due in different states," he added.

"Who are these people who do politics of religious polarisation. Which are these forces who don't trust the administration but believe in religious polarisation, Tewari asked.

"When you find an answer to this, then it will be clear who all are behind these incidents." 

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