The role of the police in the entire incident was also under the scanner after they reportedly made a delay of three hours in taking the 28-year-old victim to the hospital.
The apex court was hearing a contempt plea filed by Tushar Gandhi and Congress leader Tehseen Poonawala seeking contempt action against the Rajasthan government in the Alwar mob lynching case.
VHP’s Alwar district president claimed that the three youth arrested for lynching Rakbar are innocent while asserting that Khan had died in police custody.
BJP MLA from Alwar, Gyan Dev Ahuja questioned why Akbar Khan and his companion were transporting cows at midnight on a dirt road when the fateful lynching happened.
The commission has observed that the contents of the news reports, raise a serious issue of violation of human rights of the victim.
The developments came on a day when the autopsy report pointed to death due to shock as the body had 13 injuries from a “blunt weapon or object”.
labour and employment minister in the Vasundhara government who is an MLA from Behror in Alwar has appealed to 'Muslims to understand the sentiments of Hindus and stop smuggling cows.'
A BJP legislator has accused people from the victim's Meo community of being involved in crime in the district and said he had already banned them from his office.
Alwar lynching case appears to be custodial death, judicial probe will be held: Rajasthan Home Minister
'We have written to the additional chief judicial magistrate to initiate a probe,' Gulab Chand Kataria told reporters.
Home minister’s comment came after Rakbar Khan, alias Akbar of Kol village in Haryana’s Nuh district, was allegedly beaten to death late on Friday by suspected cow vigilantes.
Citing the Supreme Court asking the Centre to come up with a law banning mob lynching, TMC MP Shanta Chhetri asked what the government has done to check such incidents.
Alwar lynching: Rakbar had 13 injuries on his body, two broken ribs, fractured arm, says postmortem report
A high-level probe panel set up by the Rajasthan Police on Monday ordered the suspension of the officer-in-charge of the case and transferred three others to police lines.
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The BJP has taken a U-turn on offering Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh and schemed to destroy TDP to expand their politics, said Rajya Sabha TDP MP YS Chowdhury.
Eyewitness Aslam says the lynch mob of vigilantes had claimed political backing; recalls how Rakbar was beaten up.
MLA Gyan Dev Ahuja claimed on Monday that the beating in the police station lasted for three hours and that the gau rakshaks did rough up Rakbar but he was stable when he was handed over to the police