02, Oct 2015
NEW DELHI, October 2, 2015
The Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the lynching of a man at Dadri in Greater Noida over rumours that he had consumed beef.
The Centre has also sent an advisory to the State to keep a check on incidents of communal violence. Akhlaq, 50, was beaten to death and his 22-year-old son Danish was critically injured by a 200-strong mob which barged into their house at Dadri on Monday night after rumours that the family had consumed beef.
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh police are understood to be investigating the role of ‘2-3 outsiders’ alleged to have incited the mob to lynch Akhlaq, and assault his son as ‘punishment for consuming beef’ on Monday.