Two Muslim dairy farmers, Ummar and Tahir, were allegedly thrashed and fired at by cow vigilantes on Friday, November 10, in Alwar, while they were reportedly transporting cows from Mewat in Haryana to Bharatpur near Haryana-Rajasthan border leaving Ummar dead.
While Umar’s body was shifted to Shehr hospital mortuary in Alwar, Tahir is undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
Umar’s family has demanded a high-level investigation into the case. His uncle Iliyas Muhammed said that the two were not transporting the cow for slaughter purpose. He added that the vehicle in which Umar and Tahir were travelling, was surrounded by a group of men, and one of them claimed that they work for a “Gau Raksha group”.
The incident has shocked the Mewat community and the members took to the streets to protest the murder.
Sher Muhammad, the chairman of Mewat panchayat in Alwar was quoted by CNN-News18 as saying, “The attack took place at around five in the morning. We are calling it a case of lynching too as they have not only been shot but also beaten up. We will press charges accordingly,” said the Mewati head.