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Rajasthan Court Sentences Four To 7 Years In Prison For Brutal Killing Of Rakbar Khan

The accused were found guilty of attacking Khan and his friend while they were transporting cows.

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Rakbar Khan, the victim who was lynched to death by a mob on suspicion of cow smuggling.
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In a significant development, a Rajasthan court has sentenced four individuals to seven years' imprisonment for the lynching of Rakbar Khan in 2018, based on suspicions of cow smuggling. The court found Paramjit Singh, Dharmendra Yadav, Naresh Sharma, and Vijay Kumar guilty under Sections 341 and 304(1) of the IPC, while the fifth accused was acquitted due to lack of evidence.

Rakbar Khan and his friend Aslam were brutally attacked by a group of people in Rajasthan's Alwar district while they were taking their cows home. Rakbar Khan was beaten with sticks and stones, leading to his death, while Aslam managed to escape. The accused were held responsible for culpable homicide and wrongful restraint.

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According to reports by NDTV, the court's decision shed light on the alleged involvement of the police, as they were accused of delaying medical attention for Rakbar Khan. Reports stated that the police first arranged for the transportation of his cows, washed Rakbar Khan, and took a tea break before taking him to the hospital, resulting in a three-hour delay. A photograph circulated by Naval Kishore, who had reported the attack to the police, raised further concerns about the police's actions.

The incident sparked outrage and prompted a judicial probe, with demands for justice and accountability. The autopsy report confirmed that Rakbar Khan died from shock caused by his injuries, emphasizing the severity of the attack.

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(With PTI Inputs)

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