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Rajasthan police kill Muslim man in shootout, says he was smuggling cow

Friday December 8, 2017 5:13 PM, & Agencies

Alwar Police Encounter

In yet another death in the name of protecting cow, Rajasthan police on Thursday gunned down a Muslim man Talim from Haryana who according to them was trying to smuggle stray cows from Rajasthan's Alwar.

A group of 5-7 people were seen transporting cows in a "stolen" mini truck. When police tried to stop them, they opened fire at policemen, the cops claimed.

"Two policemen on patrol duty saw 5-7 people loading stray cows in the mini truck. They tried to stop them but the accused drove away.

"The policemen informed the control room following which separate teams tried to intercept the vehicle at SMD circle, Kali Mori overbridge and college circle but the accused opened fire and fled towards the Maujpur House road," Superintendent of Police, Alwar, Rahul Prakash said, according to PTI.

"The police control room immediately blocked the roads. But the smugglers broke the barriers placed by police and opened fired on the officers.

"One of the smugglers was shot at in the retaliatory fire and later succumbed to his injuries," the Superintendent of Police Alwar is quoted as saying by ANI.

In November, cow vigilantes allegedly shot dead 35-year-old Umar Khan, and critically injured his fellow passenger transporting cows in the district's Govindgarh area. In April this year, a dairy farmer from Haryana, Pehlu Khan, had allegedly died after being thrashed by a mob of cow vigilantes in Alwar.

Rajasthan is in news since last two days becuase of the horrific murder of a Muslim labourer who was hacked to death by a Hindu man who was sporting tilak on his forehead. The incident came to light after the video of the crime went viral on social media. The killer is seen in the video threatening anyone involved in "Love Jihad" of meeting with the same fete.

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