Ambedkar Nagar (UP): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday questioned the authenticity of the forensic report, which stated that the meat found from Dadri lynching victim Mohammad Akhlaq’s house was of cow or its progeny.
“You (media) know everything. Everybody wants justice for the family. According to the Constitution, all citizens shall get equal rights. We are looking into the matter. We will ensure justice for Akhlaq’s family. We will also investigate where the meat was actually found. There was nothing in Akhlaq’s house which was objectionable, nothing in his fridge. Who eats what should not matter,” Yadav told the media here.
His remarks came after a report prepared by a forensic lab in Mathura concluded that the meat found in the victim’s house was beef.
Fifty-two-year-old Akhlaq and his son Danish were attacked by a mob at Bisada village in Dadri over rumours that they had slaughtered a cow in September last year.
“On the basis of chemical analysis the sample belongs to cow or its progeny,” states the final result section of the report, signed by the Joint Director of the Forensic investigation Laboratory, Mathura.
The incident had sparked a nationwide debate over intolerance, with the opposition parties launching a full-fledged attack on the ruling government over the alleged growing intolerance in the country.