by Muslim Mirror Staff
In a significant verdict, a court in the famous Rakbar Khan mob lynching case in Alwar, Rajasthan has delivered its judgment. The court found four individuals, namely Naresh, Vijay, Paramjit, and Dharmendra, guilty of the crime. They have been sentenced to seven years of imprisonment each. The accused were involved in the brutal beating of Rukbar Khan, resulting in his death on July 20, 2018.
However, one of the accused, Noel Kishore, a local VHP (Vishva Hindu Parishad) leader, has been acquitted by the court. The court provided him the benefit of the doubt, indicating that there was insufficient evidence to establish his involvement in the crime.
The case highlights the issue of mob violence and its grave consequences. The court’s verdict reflects the justice system’s effort to hold accountable those responsible for such heinous acts.
The incident involving Rakbar Khan and Aslam Khan occurred on the night of July 20-21, 2018, when they were transporting cows. They were intercepted by villagers at Lalwindi, located under the jurisdiction of Ramgarh police station in Alwar. During the confrontation, Rakbar was subjected to a severe assault and succumbed to his injuries a few hours later. Aslam managed to escape and was heading towards his village, Kolgaon, in Haryana, which was approximately twelve kilometers away from Lalwindi.
The tragic death of Rakbar Khan triggered widespread outrage, prompting the top police authorities of Rajasthan, including the then Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria, to visit the crime scene. Subsequently, a judicial inquiry was ordered to investigate the incident and its surrounding circumstances.