Rs.10 lakh for family of man lynching for rumour he sacrificed a cow in Greater Noida

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The Uttar Pradesh government has given Rs.10 lakh as ex- gratia to the family of a man from a Greater Noida village who was killed by a mob over rumour that he had sacrificed a cow.

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The government also ordered free treatment of the injured members of the man’s family who was admitted to a private hospital in Noida.

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Gautam Budh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police Kiran S said, “In the meantime, investigation is on to ascertain whether the cow was scarified or was it just a rumour.”

Tension prevailed in Greater Noida area after 50-year-old Afzal, a resident of Bisara, was allegedly dragged from his house and lynched on Monday midnight for sacrificing a cow.

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He was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries, police added.

Police said a case was registered against 10 people, of whom six have been arrested.

Following the arrests, irate residents blocked roads and set a police vehicle afire. The agitators also pelted stones at police personnel. Police had to use force to disperse the mob, and additional personnel have been deployed to maintain peace.

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