Dadri forensic report on ‘beef’ sparks fresh row
GREATER NOIDA: Relatives of suspects who lynched a Muslim man in Dadri pressed for an FIR on Wednesday against his family for cow slaughter after a forensic report said the meat found in his home was beef.
The 55-year-old Mohammad Ikhlaq was murdered by a mob on the suspicion of slaughtering a cow for a family feast in Dadri’s Bisada village last September. The incident triggered national outrage over religious intolerance and beef politics.
Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav questioned the authenticity of the forensic report that says the meat was that of a “cow or its progeny”. “Where was the sample found? If you had read
the newspapers (when the incident happened), then nothing objectionable had been found in the house. The victim’s family must get justice.”
But the BJP’s firebrand Gorakhpur parliamentarian Yogi
Adityanath ratcheted up the issue. “The innocent Hindus arrested in the matter should be immediately released and a case of cow slaughter registered against Ikhlaq’s family,” he demanded.
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Family members of one of the accused in the lynching case, at their house in Dadri, Greater Noida, on Wednesday.