A teenager was killed after being hit by a speeding vehicle of cow vigilantes—who were chasing a truck allegedly smuggling cattle in Rajasthan Alwar district, police said on Monday.
According to the police, the incident occurred on Sunday in the Chupanki police station area in Bhiwadi near the Rajasthan-Haryana border.
It said Sabir Khan 17-years-old was hit by the speeding vehicle in which the cow vigilantes were chasing the truck reportedly carrying bovines.
The police a murder case has been registered against seven persons on the basis of the complaint filed by Khan’s family.
The three of the accused have been arrested, the police said.
“Sonu, Harkesh and Naredra have been arrested while four others are absconding. The matter is being investigated further,” Station House Officer (SHO) Mukesh Kumar Verma said.
Khan’s body was handed over to his family after postmortem.
Bhiwadi Circle officer Hari Ram Kumawat said the truck, which was carrying 15 cows, rammed a tree and stopped in Tauru area of Nuh district of Haryana and the matter related to the cows was being probed by Haryana police. (With PTI inputs)