By Muslim Mirror Staff
Jaipur/New Delhi : It was a heart-wrenching moment at Ghatmika village in Rajasthan’s Bharatpur district on Friday when the body of a dairy farmer Umar Khan, who was allegedly shot dead at Alwar on November 10 by cow vigilantes while bringing home cows he had bought, was being taken out his house for funeral and his newborn son was brought in the same day.
When 42-year-old Umar’s body was being taken for autopsy, his wife 38-year-old wife Khursheeda walked into the labour room for their ninth child. The dead father and the newborn reached home the same day.
The baby was born on 12th November afternoon at a community health centre (CHC) in Pahadi, about 10km from their village.
Umar’s body was found lying on railway tracks in Alwar’s Ramgarh on November 10 evening and sent to Jaipur by the police ahead of the chief minister’s visit to the area. The autopsy was delayed till November 15 because of objections from the family.
An abandoned pick-up truck with six cows – one dead and the others with their feet and mouth tied – was seized from a place 12 hours away from the railway track. The tyres of the truck had been removed.
The police suspect that Umar and his friends – Tahir and Javed – were cow smugglers and what happened on the morning of November 10 was a clash between two criminal groups. There is one case of cattle smuggling against Umar and his accomplices.
Umar and his two friends, say the police, were ferrying cattle in a stolen vehicle with the number plate of a motorcycle. “There was an exchange of fire between the trio and alleged cow vigilantes at Alwar, in which Umar died, Tahir received injuries, while Javed managed to flee,” said the cops.
Umar’s relatives accuse cow vigilantes of murdering him and alleged that police were hand in glove with them.
Another dairy farmer, Pehlu Khan, was killed by the cow vigilantes in Alwar in April this year. The so-called cow protectors have targeted cattle and meat traders, transporters and even farmers walking their animals.
‘Umar’s wife is not happy on the arrival of her newborn son , because she feels she has lost more precious thing , as she has many children but had only one husband ‘ Umar’s cousin Saddam told MuslimMirro.com.