After receiving flak for its callous handling of the case wherein a group of 15 men were beaten by cow vigilantes in Alwar, the case has been passed to Alwar Deputy SP rank officer from the Behror Police Station House Officer (SHO).
Behror Police has been accused of reacting late to the mob violence that later claimed life of Pahalu Khan, who succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
- At least 15 men from Haryana were attacked by gaurakshaks or cow vigilantes on NH-8 in Behror, Rajasthan on April 1 on suspicion of transporting cows for slaughter.
- The mob thrashed them even after they showed the documents to prove that they had bought the cows from a livestock fair in Jaipur.
- According to locals, the police reached the spot an hour later after being intimated about the violent turn of events.
- All were rushed to a nearby hospital, where Khan breathed his last owing to the violent beating he was subjected to.
The district police came under scanner for evading questions about the six people named in an FIR out of a mob of at least 20.
"Looking at the seriousness of this investigation, we have transferred it to the level of Deputy SP and whichever things were mentioned in the FIR , all of them have to be verified, evidence has to be submitted. No person is punished by merely arresting that person. There has to be proper investigation...", said Rahul Prakash, Superintendent of police, Alwar.
Prakash also appealed to the public to come forward with any information that might be of help in the case.
"There are some faces which can be seen beating up but so far, we have been unable to identify them. So, we appeal to those who were present at the scene, if they know them, kindly contact us", he added.