Five Hindu cow vigilantes have been arrested in connection with the lynching of a Muslim man in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, officials said on Thursday.
Ajaz Dar of Rajdhani was allegedly attacked by the self-styled cow vigilante near Muradpur on Tuesday, they said, adding that the man succumbed to the injuries sustained in the attack.
An FIR under section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Indian Penal Code was lodged at the Rajouri police station and a probe launched, the officials said.
The police arrested four of the accused on Wednesday, while one more was held on Thursday, they said.
A Special Investigation Team has been constituted to probe the case, the officials added.