Rajasthan’s Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said on Tuesday, 24 July, that the Alwar ‘lynching’ looks like a custodial death. Speaking to ANI he said:According to the evidence we have collected, it looks like a custodial death. Further investigation is underway. Kataria also said the victim’s family seems to be satisfied with the action that has been taken so far.I met the victim’s family and they told me that they are satisfied with the action taken so far. I told them to come and meet me whenever they want if they want to tell me something more.Gulab Chand Kataria, Home Minister, RajasthanThirty-one-year-old Akbar Khan was allegedly lynched by a mob in Rajasthan’s Alwar on suspicion of cow smuggling on Friday, 20 July.On Tuesday, his post mortem report revealed that the cause of death was shock as a result of the ante-mortem injuries. Akbar Khan had reportedly sustained 12 injuries and his hands and legs were found broken.Three accused – Dharmendra Yadav, Paramjeet Singh and Naresh Singh – have been arrested in connection with the incident and placed under police custody for five days. An Assistant sub-inspector was suspended and three other constables were sent to police lines for “delay” in taking Akbar Khan to the hospital. The action was taken after a video purportedly showed ASI Mohan Singh admitting to his “mistake” went viral.The Supreme Court has said it will hear a plea seeking action against the Rajasthan government for failing to protect the victim in the case.Alwar Lynching: Witnesses Say Cops Beat an Injured Akbar to Death We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.