Meat found in victim's house mutton, not beef: Report

New Delhi: In a major revelation in the infamous Dadri lynching case, the report submitted by the chief veterinary officer said that the meat found in the victim’s house was mutton and not beef.

Akhlaq’s son Danish was thrashed mercilessly by the mob. File pic
Akhlaq’s son Danish was thrashed mercilessly by the mob. File pic

The veterinary officer in his report said, “Prima facie it seems that meat found in Dadri lynching victim’s house belongs to goat progeny.”

The report also said that samples have been taken for final diagnosis, and have been sent to the forensic laboratory in Mathura.

The report comes less than a week after the Gautambudh Nagar Police charged 15 people, including a minor, in this case.

Akhlaq (50) was killed and his son Danish (20) was beaten by a mob after rumours spread that the family had consumed and stored beef in their house at Bishara village in Dadri on September 28.

BSP corners BJP, SP

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) yesterday alleged that the Samajwadi Party (SP) and BJP were behind the Dadri lynching incident, as they wanted to take political advantage of the case. “Our party has been saying this, the Samajwadi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party create communal violence. They wanted something similar like Muzaffarnagar riots for political gain in the Bihar election,” BSP leader Sudheendra Bhadauria said.

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