The eye-witness, in the Alwar lynching case on Sunday recalled the spine-chilling turn of events when his friend was lynched to death on suspicion of smuggling cows.
Aslam, who had a narrow escape said, "We (him and the deceased) both were going with our two cows, on seeing a speeding bike the cows ran into the fields where 6-7 people were present who fired at us, I ran away from the spot to save my life, later found that my friend was killed."
This comes barely a week after the Supreme Court urged Parliament to enact a law against lynching.
28-year-old Rakbar Khan along with his friend was taking some cows to his village through a forest near Lalawandi area in the Alwar district of Rajasthan when some locals allegedly thrashed him brutally, suspecting him to be a cow smuggler.
The police immediately rushed the victim to a nearby hospital, where he was declared brought dead.
Police have, so far, arrested two suspects and launched a manhunt for other suspects.