Rajasthan court on Thursday held four guilty in 2018 lynching case.
The court also acquitted one person in the 2018 Rakbar Khan lynching case.
Additional District and Sessions Judge Sunil Kumar Goyal will pronounce the quantum of punishment for the four shortly, mentioned the news agency PTI.
“All four, who were out on bail, have been taken into custody,” it said.
The report quoting Special Public Prosecutor Ashok Sharma said, “Dharmendra Yadav, Paramjeet, Vijay Kumar, and Naresh Kumar have been held guilty under IPC sections 304 (punishment for culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 341 (wrongful restraint). Nawal Kishore has been acquitted on account of insufficient evidence against him.”
Sharma said the maximum punishment may go up to life imprisonment, it added.
Rakbar, 31, was transporting cows on foot in the night between July 20 and 21, 2018, with Aslam Khan, 32, when they were allegedly stopped by villagers in Lalwandi under Ramgarh police station in Alwar. While Rakbar was severely assaulted and succumbed to his injuries a few hours later, Aslam managed to escape. They were headed for their village Kolgaon in Haryana, nearly a dozen kilometres from Lalwandi.
Rakbar’s death had led to an outcry following which the top police administration of Rajasthan, including then home minister Gulab Chand Kataria, had visited the spot and ordered a judicial inquiry.