Cattle owner killed, police rule out lynching

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A 60-year-old cattle owner was reportedly beaten to death by a man for selling non-milch cows to a man in Rajasthan's Baran district (280 km from Jaipur) on Wednesday afternoon. 

Dhananlal Gurjar was attacked while he was grazing buffaloes with sticks by Prakash Gujar (30) on Wednesday afternoon in Baran city.

After receiving multiple injuries, Dhanalal was rushed to a government hospital in Baran.

He succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday at 9.30 pm, Deputy SP Kalulal Verma confirmed.

According to the police, Prakash attacked Dhananlal, who was grazing buffaloes in an open field, beat him up with a stick and ran away.

As per investigation, both Dhananlal and Prakash had a heated argument over the cows sold to the latter who were not producing enough milk.

The victim was demanding payment while Prakash had complained of the cows not giving milk which he had sold him. 

Special DGP Law and Order NRK Reddy confirmed that it was case of murder and not a "lynching" incident. 

Police have registered an FIR under Section 302 of the IPC. The body was handed over to the family after post-mortem. 

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