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Alwar killing: 1 held, min says not enough hands for prevention

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Jaipur : Police have detained one person in connection with the killing of 35-year-old Umar Khan by alleged cow vigilantes in Rajasthan’s Alwar district. Reacting to the incident, Rajasthan Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria said today that the state did not have enough manpower everywhere to “control” every situation well in time.

Umar Khan’s body was found near railway tracks in Ramgarh on November 11, with his family members and activists alleging that he was shot dead by cow vigilantes when he was ferrying cattle in a vehicle the day before. The incident, which came months after the lynching of dairy farmer Pehlu Khan by suspected cow vigilantes in Alwar, has triggered an outrage. “The incident took place at night and police are acting.”