Muslim man killed, son injured by mob outside New Delhi over alleged beef consumption
- Mohammad Akhlaq, 50, was beaten to death by a crowd in Dadri after rumors of his family’s storing and eating beef spread.
- After police arrested six from the mob, protests erupted between hundreds of Muslim and Hindu residents, leading to riot intervention by the police.
- Recent incidents of violence against Muslims in rural villages fueled by suspicions of cow-slaughtering highlight tensions over bovine protection in the country, with cows occupying a sacred space according to the theology of the India’s majority Hindus.
Read the full story:
“Dadri: Mob kills man, injures son over ‘rumours’ that they ate beef” (The Indian Express)
“Hindu mob lynches Muslim rumored to have killed a cow” (Reuters)
“‘Beef-eating rumour’: Massive security in Dadri near Delhi after man’s death” (The Times of India)