More than ten months after 52-yr-old Mohammad Akhlaq was dragged out of his home in Uttar Pradesh’s Dadri and killed by a mob over rumours that he had eaten beef, a local court has ordered that seven members of his family should be investigated for cow slaughter.
A court ordered an FIR or First Information Report against Akhlaq’s family, based on a petition by a neighbour in their village Bisada.
The petition, backed by those accused of Akhlaq’s murder, alleges that his family had killed a calf and that his brother Jaan Mohammad was seen slitting the throat of the animal.
The development came after the accused in Akhlaq’s murder approached the court seeking FIR against Akhlaq’s family in view of the Mathura forensic laboratory report that confirmed that the meat sample taken from the refrigerator in Akhlaq’s house was beef and not that of goat, as suggested earlier.
Akhlaq, 52, was beaten to death and injured his son Danish after dragging them out of their home in Bishada village of Gautam Budh Nagar district on September 28, 2015 following rumours that he and his family had stored and consumed beef.