Pehlu Khan Lynching Case Highlights: Six Accused Acquitted By Rajasthan Court

In April 2017, Pehlu Khan was transporting cattle with six others from Jaipur to Haryana when he was stopped on the highway and brutally beaten by a group of men who suspected him of carrying beef.

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Pehlu Khan Lynching Case Highlights: Six Accused Acquitted By Rajasthan Court

The incident was caught and camera and the footage helped police identify the accused

Jaipiur: 

All six men accused of killing Pehlu Khan in 2017 have been acquitted by a court in Rajasthan. The judge found several contradictions in the evidence presented in court and the charges were cleared on the benefit of doubt.

In April 2017, Pehlu Khan was transporting cattle with six others after buying them at a cattle fair in Jaipur to Haryana when he was stopped on the highway and brutally beaten by a group of men who suspected him of carrying beef.

The incident was caught and camera and the footage helped police identify the accused. Three of the people identified were underage and have been out on bail.

Here are the highlights on the Pehlu Khan case:


Aug 15, 2019
00:21 (IST)
Aug 15, 2019
00:00 (IST)
Pehlu Khan Mob Lynching Case: Why Eye-Witness Video, NDTV Sting Were Dismissed By Alwar Court
More than two years after a mob was caught on camera beating dairy farmer Pehlu Khan to death, a court in Rajasthan has acquitted six of the men seen in a video of the attack that was one of the key evidences of the prosecution
Aug 14, 2019
20:01 (IST)
Rajasthan government has decided to appeal against the judgement in 2017 Pehlu Khan lynching case, says state Additional Chief Secretary (Home), Rajeeva Swarup
Aug 14, 2019
18:39 (IST)
Video Of The Lynching Not "Admissible Evidence"

The video of the men thrashing Pehlu Khan, which had gone viral, was not admissible evidence because the man who made the video turned hostile as a witness and did not depose in court. Also, the video was not clear enough to identify the accused, as per the court
Aug 14, 2019
18:28 (IST)
Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi On Pehlu Khan lynching case verdict

"In most lynchings, the accused were happy being filmed while they lynched a human being. They wanted to be famous for these awful acts. But are we to now believe that no one killed Pehlu Khan? What will this deliberately shoddy prosecution tell his family," Mr Owaisi tweeted.

Aug 14, 2019
18:27 (IST)
The lawyer who defended the six accused in the case says "benefit of doubt" was given to clear the charges
Aug 14, 2019
18:24 (IST)
Pehlu Khan Death: 6 Accused Of Beating Pehlu Khan To Death Acquitted
All six men accused of beating Pehlu Khan to death in 2017, a gruesome incident that was caught on camera, have been acquitted by a court in Rajasthan. The accused men were cleared on the benefit of doubt
Aug 14, 2019
18:24 (IST)
The verdict was announced amid chants of "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" outside the court in Alwar.
All six men accused in the case have acquitted.
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