UP report to Centre says Dadri victims attacked for allegedly 'killing prohibited animal'
Amid the raging row over Dadri lynching case, UP govt has submitted a report to the Centre, stating victim Mohammad Iqlakh and his son were attacked over allegations of killing a "prohibited animal"
New Delhi: Amid the raging row over Dadri lynching case, the Uttar Pradesh government has submitted a report to the Centre on the incident, mentioning that the victim Mohammad Iqlakh and his son were attacked over allegations of killing a "prohibited animal".
"At around 10.30 pm (on September 28), members of a particular community barged into the house of Iqlakh and attacked him and his son Danish. They thrashed them up and vandalised the house, accusing them of carrying out 'pratibandhit pashu ka vadd' (killing of prohibited animal)," the report says.
While 50-year-old Iqlakh died in the incident, Danish was injured critically and is hospitalised. The report incorporated the account of the incident as recorded in the FIR registered by the local police in Dadri in Gautam Budh Nagar district, a Home Ministry official said.
The Bishada village where Mohammad Ikhlaq was lynched by a mob after rumours of beef eating, remains peaceful in Dadri on Tuesday. Pic/ PTI
On the action taken following the incident, the report said some suspects have been picked up following preliminary investigation. Without going into details of the possible motive behind the killing, the report said further probe is on.
The report came after the Home Ministry in an October 1 communication had asked the state government to provide details of the incident and subsequent action taken by the authorities. The Home Ministry had also sent a reminder yesterday following which the Uttar Pradesh government submitted its report late last night.
Concerned over communal incidents in Dadri and other places, the Centre had yesterday asked all states to take strictest action against those who attempt to weaken the secular fabric by exploiting religious emotions.
In a statement, the Home Ministry had said it was concerned over various incidents with communal overtones across the country including the recent "unfortunate" incident at Dadri in Uttar Pradesh where one person was lynched over rumours of eating beef.