A day after cow vigilantes killed a Muslim man in Rajasthan’s Alwar, state’s Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said that they do not have enough manpower to control every situation.
“Humare pass itni manpower nahin hai ki har jugah har sthithi ko samay se pehle control kar saken (We do not have enough manpower to control every situation on time,” said Kataria.
The home minister also added that strict actions would be taken against the culprit irrespective of the their religion. “Actions will be taken against the culprits even if the murderers are Hindu,” said Kataria.
The Rajasthan home minister added that the state police has detained a person in connection to the brutal killing by alleged cow vigilantes.
On Sunday Umar Khan’s body was recovered near railway tracks in Alwar’s Ramgarh. Family members and human right activists have alleged that he was shot dead by cow vigilantes when he was ferrying cattle in a vehicle.
An FIR has been registered at Govindgarh police station under relevant Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections including 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder) and 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) against unidentified people.
Umar’s killing is the second incident in Alwar district in the past seven months. Earlier, a 55-year-old farmer, Pehlu Khan, from Haryana was lynched by alleged cow vigilantes.