07 December, Lucknow
In Uttar Pradesh, the family members of Dadri lynching victim Mohammad Akhlaq have urged Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav that they do not want the probe to continue into the matter while expressing satisfaction over the action taken in the case.
A UP government spokesperson said that the mother, brothers and other kin of Akhlaq, called on Yadav at his residence at Lucknow Sunday.
According to the spokesperson, the family members of the victim said they were satisfied with the action taken in the case so far and with the 45 lakh rupee compensation extended to them.
Akhlaq, a resident of Bishada village in Gautam Budh Nagar district was beaten to death this September and one of his son was also critically injured by a mob which barged into their house following rumours that the family had consumed beef.
Fifty year old Dadri Bisada native Mohammad Akhlaq was beaten to death and his 22-year-old son Danish was critically injured by a strong mob which barged into their house following rumours that the family had consumed beef.
The incident had snowballed into an intense debate in political and social circles over growing intolerance in the country.
Meanwhile the Union government told Parliament during the current Winter Session that though no inquiry has been initiated by the home ministry into the Dadri lynching, a report has been sought from the state government on the incident.