28th Sept 2015
On 28 September 2015 evening, one of Akhlaq’s neighbors accused him of stealing and slaughtering his missing calf. Soon a crowd gathered and insisted on searching the house of Akhlaq for traces of slaughter. This was refused by family of suspect. Soon things took ugly turn when two boys used the local temple’s public announced that the family of Mohammad Akhlaq had killed the cow calf and consumed its meat on Eid-ul-Adha.Cows are sacred in Hinduism and in most Indian states killing them is unlawful, including the one where this incident took place.Later, the police said that this was the cause of the outrage of citizens.Mob carrying sticks arrived at Mohammad Akhlaq’s house at around 10:30pm. The family had finished dinner and were about to go to sleep. Akhlaq and his son Danish were already asleep. The mob woke them and accused them of consuming beef. They found some meat in the refrigerator and seized it, but the family insisted it was mutton. The mob dragged the entire family outside and Akhlaq and Danish were repeatedly kicked, hit with bricks and stabbed. The family’s neighbours tried to stop the mob but were not able to. The police were called and arrived an hour later. By then, Akhlaq was dead and Danish was badly injured.The family had been living in the village for about the 70 years. The family consisted of Akhlaq, 52; his brother Jan Mohammad Saifi, 42; mother Asgari Begum, 82; wife Ikram; son Danish, 22; and daughter Sajida.Akhlaq’s elder son, Mohammad Sartaj, 27, works as a corporal-ranked technician in the Indian Air Force and was in Chennai at the time of attack.
The report of the lab test of the pieced of meat recovered from the house of Akhlaq had ruled out that it was cow meat. The report suggested that the flesh is that of a goat. 50-year-old Akhlaq was killed by an angry mob over allegations and rumour that his family was feasting on meat of a cow calf.
They say akhlaq was anti-national.If he was the one then would never send his elder son(Mohd Sartaj) to serve Indian Airforce.
“My father has been brutally murdered. My brother is battling for life. My family feels it is unsafe to live here [Dadri], My sister Sajida called up and began crying inconsolably.It took a while for me to even comprehend what was happening. I just couldn’t believe they did that to my father and brother.
For decades, the family has been living in peace invillage.Ours is the only Muslim family in the village; all along we would go for functions of our Hindu neighbours and vice versa. But after the incident, not a single person has turned up to see us. Some who planned to visit us also didn’t come in the last minute, perhaps out of fear; that’s the situation here now,” says Sartaj Saifi, son of Mohammed Akhlaq
“My posting is in Chennai for now; but this may change anytime. Where will I take them? Where will they go?”he asks
Will anyone in India ever dare to kill a beef eating Hindu?
So The real motive behind the attack seems only a personal dispute between Vinay and Akhlaq and media all over india trending beef being major reason for murder and trending
#MurderOverMeal painting communal scene of entire incident. What happened is really wrong and sad and should not have happened.