Police Gun Down Alleged Cow Smuggler in Alwar, Others Flee
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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:

Around 1.30-2 am on Thursday, Sigma police unit of Aravali Vihar police station saw cows being loaded on to a truck and informed the control room, describing the vehicle. When the police approached the men, they escaped, leaving some cows behind.

The alleged smugglers, a group of five to six men, opened fire and drove through the barricades set up by the police.

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The police then retaliated and gunned down one person while the others managed to flee from the spot.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Talim, a resident of Nuh in Haryana.

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.

Also Read: Two ‘Gau Rakshaks’ Confess to Killing Umar Khan in Alwar: Report

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