Meat found at lynched Akhlaq's Dadri home was 'beef,' says forensic lab

     

New Delhi: The meat found at the home of Mohammed Akhlaq, who was lynched by a mob in Dadri September last, has been confirmed as 'beef' in a forensic investigation.

Akhlaq (52) and his son Danish were attacked by a mob at Bisada village in Dadri over rumours that they had slaughtered a cow.

The report of the forensic laboratory, Mathura, said, "On the basis of chemical analysis the sample belongs to cow or its progeny".

"The Dadri police said mutton, now you are saying it is beef. This is all politics. This report(of Mathura lab) has come after six months," said Akhlaq's brother Chand Mohammad.

The incident had led to nationwide protests against what the Opposition parties alleged was growing intolerance in the country.

The police had sent a sample of the meat found at Akhlaq's house to the Mathura laboratory for forensic tests to check if it was beef.

The UP Government as the UP government's chief veterinary officer's report had earlier said that the meat piece found in Akhlaq's refrigerator was mutton, not beef.

Akhlaq was beaten to death and his 22-year-old son Danish critically injured by a 200-strong mob which barged into their house in Greater Noida's Dadri following rumours that the family had consumed beef.

Cow slaughter is banned in Uttar Pradesh.

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