Rakbar Khan Lynching Case 2018: Alwar Court Finds Four Guilty, Get 7-Year Jail Term Each; One Accused Acquitted
25 May 2023 7:11 AM GMT
A Court in Rajasthan's Alwar District today found 4 persons guilty in the 2018 Rakbar Khan Lynching Case. The Court has acquitted one accused as the prosecution failed to prove a case against him. All 4 convicts have been sentenced to 7-7 years in jail.
Additional District Judge Sunil Kumar Goyal convicted Naresh, Vijay, Paramjeet and Dharmendra under Section 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint) and 304 IPC (Punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder). On the other hand, Court gave a benefit of doubt to another accused Naval.
In 2018, Khan was beaten to death by a mob, purportedly comprising several Gaurakshak, on the suspicion that he was smuggling cattle.
#JustIN | Rakbar Khan lynching case: Alwar Court finds 4 guilty, one accused acquitted.Khan was lynched in 2018 by a mob on suspicion of cattle smuggling. pic.twitter.com/C9lS6SZZsZ— Live Law (@LiveLawIndia) May 25, 2023
Essentially, Aslam and Rakbar were on their way to their village in the Bharatpur district with cows when they were allegedly lynched by a mob. Though Aslam somehow escaped after saving his life, Rakhbar was thrashed brutally.
After some time, the police reached the spot and took the injured Rakbar and the cows into custody and rushed Rakbar to the nearest Hospital, wherein he was declared brought dead.