UP submits report on Dadri lynching

Wed 07 Oct 2015, 10:57:43
New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday submitted a report to the Centre on the murder of a Muslim man in Dadri.

The report said "some members of a particular community" attacked the victim over "alleged slaughter" of an animal protected by law.

In a statement, the Union Home Ministry said it received a report from the state details of the incident in Bisahda village in Gautam Budh Nagar district. “According to the report received from the UP government, some members of a particular community entered the house of Akhlaq, son of Samid Khan, on  September 28, 2015, at 10.30 pm. Akhlaq and his son Danish were beaten up by people of that community alleging slaughter of a banned animal by them,” it said.

A senior official said the state government's report on the incident has no categorical mention about rumours of "beef consumption or cow slaughter" having triggered the killing.

The report said some unidentified people attacked Aqlakh and his son Danish over unconfirmed allegations of

having consumed "pratibandhit pashu ka maans" (meat of an animal banned from slaughter).

The statement said, police reached the site and admitted the injured at Kailash Hospital in Noida where Akhlaq was declared dead.

Uttar Pradesh government  said that the state police has filed a case under various sections of the IPC against ten persons out of which eight have been arrested.

The sections mentioned in the report include charges on attempt to murder, rioting, causing hurt, breach of peace, creating mischief, trespass and criminal intimidation. However, the report did not mention murder charges.

With the report just a factual account of the incident based on the FIR, the Home Ministry is likely to seek more details from the state.

This is the second consecutive day the Union Home Ministry came out with a statement on the issue. On Monday, the Ministry described the incident as “unfortunate” while expressing concern over “various incidents with communal overtones” across the country.

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