Noida (Uttar Pradesh), June 23: A court in Noida will today hear the petition seeking registration of an FIR against the family members of Mohammad Akhlaq, who was lynched nine months ago on suspicion that his family stored and ate beef at their house.Also Read - SP-BSP Created Caste Divide: Yogi Adityanath at Rally Attended by Dadri Lynching Accused
The police had earlier filed its report in the court stating that ‘no FIR’ on charges of cow slaughter and animal cruelty had been lodged against Akhlaq’s family. The petitioner had urged the court to direct the police to register an FIR against Akhlaq’s family members on charges of cow slaughter and animal cruelty.(Also Read: Dadri on high alert after report said ‘it was beef’; ‘Mahapanchayat’ called despite imposition of Section 144) Also Read - If Akhlaq's family got compensation, why can't Sumit's family get it: Sangeet Som
The petition claims that on September 29 last year, two villagers from Bisada, Ranvir and Jatan, saw Akhlaq and his son Danish beat up a calf. Akhlaq allegedly told them that since the calf was attacking the people, he was going to tie up the animal at his brother Jaan Mohammed’s house. Also Read - Bulandshahr Violence: My Brother Killed Because he Was Probing Akhlaq Case, Alleges Slain Cop's Sister
The petition said another villager Prem Singh while passing by Akhlaq’s house saw the latter holding the calf down while his brother Jaan Mohammad was slitting the animal’s throat. According to the petitioner, Akhlaq was on September 28 night stopped near Bada transformer by some residents, while others reached his house and found a vessel with remains of some animal and meat.
The petitioner claimed the mob got out of control and beat up Akhlaq and his son Danish. Akhlaq was beaten to death. The petitioner had also cited forensic report by the Mathura forensic lab, which said the meat samples sent by the police was of an animal of the cow progeny.