Man killed by villagers in UP over rumours of consuming, storing beef

New Delhi: On Monday night, a 50-year-old man was beaten to death by a mob in Dadri, UP over rumours that his family had eaten and stored beef in their house. Deceased, Mohammad Akhlaq and his son were taken out of their house and beaten by the villagers. Akhlaq died on the spot whereas his son is battling for life at a hospital.

As per reports, six have been arrested for allegedly being part of the killing. Also, on being questioned, family of the deceased said that they had stored mutton and not beef in the fridge. The meat samples have been sent for forensic tests.

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This incident comes in wake of the beef ban that has become a big debate in the country. Some time back, beef was banned in Maharashtra and Haryana and later on Gujarat and Chhattisgarh. Also, ban was introduced in Mumbai too during the days of the Jain fasting season.

Joining the states of beef ban was Jammu and Kashmir where ban on the sale and distribution of meat was imposed by the High Court which directed the authorities to enforce the 150-year-old erstwhile Dogra-rule-era provision in the state.

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