ALWAR LYNCHING: DID POLICE ALSO BEAT INJURED AKBAR KHAN BEFORE HE DIED?

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Body of Akbar Khan who was lynched by a mob in Alwar, Rajasthan. (Photo – NDTV)

An eyewitness said that police also assaulted injured Khan and kept him in custody for around 4 hours before taking him to the hospital that is just one kilometer from the police station. At the hospital, he was declared brought dead.

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JAIPUR:  28-year-old Akbar Khan who was brutally assaulted by a mob on suspicion of cattle smuggling in Rajasthan’s Alwar district on Friday night was kept in police custody for three hours 45 minutes before he was taken to a hospital early on Saturday, says NDTV news channel. The hospital is at stone’s throw from the police station where the injured Khan was kept.

More shocking is the claim of an eyewitness that she saw the police beating the injured man.

Rather than taking Khan to hospital, the police got busy in transporting the cattle recovered from Khan’s possession and they also had refreshments at nearby stall.

“NDTV found that the First Information Report in the case shows the police got a call about the incident at 12.41 am. They reached at 1.15 or 1.20 am, Naval Kishore, a right-wing supporter who made the call, told NDTV. According to Mr Kishore, who accompanied the police, the cops gave the injured man a bath, since he was covered in mud, and then took off to run errands. Their first stop was Mr Kishore’s house, to organise transport to ferry the cows to a local cattle shelter. One of his relatives, Maya, told NDTV that she saw “a policeman beating the man inside the vehicle and abusing him.” Asked if the man was still alive, she said yes,” says NDTV report.

If the four precious hours were not lost and the injured man had been rushed to the hospital, he would have been saved.

1 COMMENT

  1. The senior police officers should ensure the woman who told she saw policemen beating and abusing Rakbar Khan is arrayed as witness in the police case and steps be taken for her safety.

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