Alwar: The Haryana Government has granted a sum of Rs 8 lakh to the kin of Akbar Khan, alias Rakbar, who died in the Alwar lynching.
Rakbar was a native of Kolgaon village in Haryana.
Two cheques have been given of Rs 5 lakh and 3 lakh respectively. The Sub Divisional Magistrate of Punhana in Haryana handed a cheque of Rs 5 lakh, while another cheque of Rs 3 lakh was given by state minister Rahish Khan.
28-year-old Akbar Khan, along with his friend was taking two cows and two calves to their village through a forest near Lalawandi area in Rajasthan's Alwar district when some locals allegedly thrashed him, suspecting him to be a cow smuggler.
In a similar incident, 50-year-old Pehlu Khan was beaten to death by cow vigilantes in the same district in April last year.
Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged state governments to take stringent action against the culprits of mob lynching.
The cases of mob violence have been on a rise in India in the recent years....