The assailants dragged the man from his bedroom and beaten to death in the street.
The Kolkata Post reported:
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A 50-year-old man was lynched to death after rumours spread about him that he stored and ate beef, reported Indian Express. The man has been identified as Mohammad Akhlaq. The incident took place in Uttar Pradesh’s Dadri, around 45 km from capital Delhi. In this attack, Akhlaq’s 22-year-old son was severely injured. Six people have been arrested in connection with this case.
The Indian Express reported:
“Mohammad Akhlaq, was beaten to death and his 22-year-old son severely injured on Monday night in UP’s Dadri, allegedly by residents of Bisara village, after rumours spread in the area about the family storing and consuming beef, police said.
The attack on Akhlaq and his family took place around 10 pm in Bisara after an announcement about the family consuming beef was allegedly made at a local temple.”