Pehlu Khan's family seeks court-monitored probe

The family of a dairy farmer murdered in Rajasthan allegedly by cow vigilantes on Friday sought a court-monitored probe into his killing.

Published: 15th September 2017 08:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th September 2017 08:10 PM   |  A+A-


Pehlu Khan's relatives


NEW DELHI: The family of a dairy farmer murdered in Rajasthan allegedly by cow vigilantes on Friday sought a court-monitored probe into his killing and said the case must be shifted out of the state after the police clean chit to the six accused.

Pehlu Khan's son Irshad, who was present when the murderous attack took place in April in Alwar in Rajasthan, told the media here that those given clean chit by Rajashtan Police were among the attackers.

"They beat him up in front of my eyes," Irshad said.

Khan, a dairy farmer from Jaisinghpur village, 15 km from Nuh town in Haryana, was lynched by suspected cow vigilantes while returning home after buying cows from Jaipur.

His family said five others got bail on grounds that they were not present at the spot during the crime.

"If no one was there, who killed my father?" a distraught Irshad asked.

Irshad said he had got death threats for pursuing the case and demanded the shifting of the case from Rajasthan to Haryana or elsewhere.

He said he was not called for identification of the accused before bail was given to them.

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh, who was present on the occasion, said those given the clean chit were named by Pehlu Khan in his dying declaration which the police ignored.

"Investigating agencies have been pressurised by the BJP and gross injustice is being done to the bereaved family," he said.

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi is responsible for instigating this kind of violence all over the country," the Congress leader said.

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