Indian police give clean chit to murderers of Muslim man


New Delhi, Sept. 14 (TNS): Biased investigation by Rajasthan police found the six persons named by Pehlu Khan before dying as not guilty.

Pehlu Khan, 55, and others were allegedly attacked by gau rakshaks in Alwar on April 1 while they were on their way to Haryana after purchasing cattle in Rajasthan.

Khan, a dairy farmer, succumbed to his injuries two days later.

In his statement to police, Khan had named Hukum Chand, Navin Sharma, Jagmal Yadav, Om Prakash, Sudheer and Rahul Saini among those who had attacked him.

However, Alwar Superintendent of Police Rahul Prakash on Thursday said that a reward of Rs 5,000 announced on each of the six accused was withdrawn as an investigation found them not guilty.

“This is betrayal. We heard the names (of the accused) too. We will seek an inquiry again,” said Pehlu’s son Irshad, who was with him during the assault. Police had arrested seven others, five of whom have been granted bail so far. The case against them will continue.