Police Gun Down Alleged Cow Smuggler in Alwar, Others Flee
An alleged cow smuggler was killed during an encounter with the police in Rajasthan’s Alwar district on Thursday, 7 December.
An Indian Express report quoted Alwar’s Superintendent of Police as saying:
The alleged smugglers, a group of five to six men, opened fire and drove through the barricades set up by the police.
The police then retaliated and gunned down one person while the others managed to flee from the spot.
The IE report said that around five cows were found in a Tata truck, but one succumbed to bullet injuries. They also recovered a pistol and two live cartridges.
Earlier this year in April, Pehlu Khan, a dairy farmer from Haryana was lynched by a mob of self-proclaimed cow vigilantes in Alwar and in November, Umar Khan's dismembered body was found on the railway tracks near Govindgarh.
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