UP govt’s Dadri report silent on murder motive, word ‘beef’


In a report on the Dadri killing that the Uttar Pradesh government has sent to the Union Home Ministry in New Delhi does not either mention the motive behind the murder of the 50-year-old Muslim man nor does it mention the word “beef” or “cow slaughter”.

Mohammed Akhlaq was reportedly lynched by a 200-strong mob in Bisara village in Dadri over rumours that he had stored beef in his house after the Eid-ul-Zuha festival.

According to a newspaper report, the UP government in its report has clearly stated that there were allegations of consuming “pratibandhit pashu ka maans” (meat of banned animal) by the deceased. The government also said that investigation was going on and that it had not concluded anything yet.

In its two-page report, the government has also listed the names of some people who visited Akhlaq’s family and those who visited Bisara village but did not visit the family.

The names of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi, Union MoS Mahesh Sharma and Syamali MLA Sangeet Som have been mentioned in the report.