Pehlu Khan Lynching Case: All 6 accused acquitted

14th August, 2019

A sessions court in Alwar on August 14 acquitted all six persons accused of beating Haryana dairy farmer Pehlu Khan to death in April 1, 2017, giving them the benefit of doubt. The incident, caught on camera, sent shock waves across the country.

Additional District & Sessions Judge Sarita Swami pronounced the judgment in a packed courtroom. Arguments by the prosecution and defense were completed on August 7. More than 40 witnesses, including Pehlu Khan’s two sons, had deposed during the trial.