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Iqlakh’s family leaves Bishada, saffron outfits denied entry into restive village

08, Oct 2015

Thursday, October 08, 2015
Dadri (UP): The family of Mohammed Iqlakh, who was was beaten to death on a street near Dadri last week over rumours of eating beef, has left its home for comparative safety of Delhi, as VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi was yesterday prevented from entering the restive Bishada village defying prohibitory orders.
As the village, about 60 km from the national capital, continued to struggle to return to normalcy, a fringe Hindutva outfit founded by BJP MP Yogi Adityanath offered all help to the majority community “including guns” if they were harassed by the police.
Mohammad Sartaj, the elder son of Iqlakh, confirmed the family moved over to Delhi last night, eight days after his father was dragged out of his home by a 200-strong lynch mob and bludgeoned to death, as Bishada held on to fragile peace.
Indian Air Force sources said Sartaj, a corporal posted at its base in Chennai, has moved his family to an IAF area in the capital.
Iqlakh’s younger son Danish, 22, who was critically wounded in the attack and is undergoing treatment at a Noida hospital, has come out of the ICU and is able to communicate with the family, he said.

 

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