Akbar's death brings fear to the area

Akbar's death brings fear to the area

The killing of 31-year-old Akbar Khan on suspicion of cow smuggling has brought clouds of scare in kolgaon village situated on Alwar Haryana border and many have decided to stop buying cows from Alwar. DH photo

The killing of 31-year-old Akbar Khan on suspicion of cow smuggling has brought clouds of scare in kolgaon village situated on Alwar Haryana border and many have decided to stop buying cows from Alwar.

"People in our village visit villages in Alwar to buy cattle as most of the villagers in Kolgaon are into dairy farming. They produce milk for local dairies. So farmers often visit villages in Alwar to buy milch cows. But after lynching incidents now many have decided not to go to Alwar in future", said Jagram, Sarpanch at Kolgaon, a native village of Akbar Khan who was allegedly lynched by mob on suspicion of cow smuggling. 

Activists demand compensation 

Amid outrage over Akbar's killing activists have demanded action against the culprits and accused Vasundhara Raje government for failing to prevent repeated incidents of mob killings.

"This tragic situation has terrorism entire nation. In Rajasthan, Cows matter much more. We let Muslims bleed to death rather than take them to Hospitals. We specialise in letting Extortionists in the name of Gau rakshaks roam the streets and kill those who cannot pay them. This is absolutely cruel and there is a whole political climate which is promoting such crimes in Rajasthan", General Secretary of People's Union for Civil Liberties told DH. 

Hundreds of people in Ramgarh on Monday protested against the killing of Akbar and demanded a fair enquiry. The sarpanch of Meo Panchayat told DH, "It has brought scare among the people who live in the villages at Haryana Alwar border. After Pehlu there have been many incidences but Akbar's killing has put the entire village in shock". 

The family of Akbar is demanding compensation, free education and a government job for his wife 28-year-old wife Asmeena. Akbar was the only breadwinner in his family and is survived by 7 children.  

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