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No One Killed Pehlu Khan: Twitter Erupts After Court Acquits 6 Accused in Alwar Lynching

A picture of Pehlu Khan.

A picture of Pehlu Khan.

A court in Rajasthan's Alwar said that the viral video of the incident was not admissible evidence.

  • Last Updated: August 14, 2019, 6:41 PM IST
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Two years after the violent and public murder of Pehlu Khan made the nation tremble, all the six people accused of lynching him have been acquitted by a court in Alwar, Rajasthan.

The verdict was pronounced by the court of the Additional District Judge in Alwar. Despite video evidence, the court acquitted the six accused "cow vigilantes" who beat Khan to death with rods and sticks in Alwar on April 1. The court ruled that the video, which went viral after the lynching, was not admissible evidence in court.

The verdict instantly caused outrage, and many took to social media to voice their discontent.

Khan was one of many victims to become targeted by cow vigilantes in 2017-18. A dairy farmer from Haryana's Nuh district, Khan had had left his village to purchase cattle in order to increase milk produce for Ramzan. Surrounded by a mob of cow vigilantes on the Delhi-Alwar highway on April 1, 2017, he tried to save himself by showing his purchase receipts, but was lynched with rods and sticks.

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