2 people have been arrested in the horrific incident of mob lynching in Alwar, Rajasthan. A man was beaten to death on the suspicion of cow smuggling by a group of villagers. Victim Akbar was a resident of Kolgaon in Haryana. A bizarre statement has come from union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal who has given the lynching a political twist. The minister said that the lynching are common in election season and are linked to the prime minister's popularity. The statement from the minister came a day after both prime minister and home minister condemned the incidents of lynching.