Two days after being beaten up by gau rakshaks for transporting cows in Rajasthan, a Muslim man, identified as Pehlu Khan, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in Alwar on Monday night, reports Hindustan Times

The man, incidentally, had just bought the cows and was taking them home where he was to use them to sell milk. 

The 55-year-old and four others were transporting the animals home when they were stopped by a mob of gau rakshaks. The group then assaulted them. 

One of the victims, Azmat told The Indian Express that they were returning from a Saturday cattle fair and had just bought two milk-giving cows for Rs. 75,000. 

Azmat alleged that the attackers accused them of illegally transporting the animals even after the victims produced all documents stating that they had purchased the cows.

All the five victims were admitted to a hospital  in Alwar after suffering injuries. However, Pehlu Khan passed away during the course of the treatment on Monday.

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A case has been registered against the attackers for unlawful assembly, voluntarily causing hurt, wrongful restraint, destruction of property, culpable homicide, theft and murder.