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Rajasthan court acquits all six accused in 2017 Pehlu Khan lynching case


Jaipur (IBNS): A Rajasthan court on Wednesday acquitted six accused in the Pehlu Khan death case of 2017.

According to media reports, they have been cleared on the ground of benefit of the doubt.

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The incident had taken place in Rajasthan’s Alwar area. The hearing in the case ended on Aug 7.

Months after the Congress government came to power in the state, the Rajasthan police had chargesheeted dairy farmer Pehlu Khan, who was beaten to death by alleged gau rakshaks (cow vigilantes)  in Rajasthan’s Alwar two years ago, over an alleged cow smuggling.

Khan was lynched by the mob. A video of the incident had gone viral. A total of six people were made accused in the case but today the court acquitted all of them over lack of sufficient evidence.

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