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
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
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.