DADRI: A forensic test has revealed that the family of Dadri lynching victim Muhammad Akhlaq had been storing mutton in their fridge and not beef as suggested by a mob which had last week beaten the man and his son on the pretext of their family’s rumoured consumption of beef, Times of India reported.
The report also stated there was no need to test the meat, as whether it was mutton or beef had little bearing on the crime.
Mohammad Akhlaq was kicked and beaten with stones by a group of men in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh state.
Mr Akhlaq’s 22-year-old son was also seriously injured in the attack, and has been admitted to a hospital.
Uttar Pradesh is among a number of Indian states who have tightened laws banning cow slaughter and the sale and consumption of beef.
As the incident happened, evidence was sent to forensic center for test whether the meat was beef or mutton.
Now, forensic reports prove that It was mutton in the fridge not beef upon which a man was lynched severely in UP.