Dadri Lynching: Month After Akhlaq death, Cops Yet to file Chargesheet

It has been a month since 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq was beaten to death by angry mob, the state police are yet to file a charge sheet against the culprits. Despite the arrest of some suspects, the UP police have not taken any step further.

On September 28, Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched over alleged rumours of consuming and storing beef, at his house in Bisara village in Uttar Pradesh’s Dadri district, and his 21 year old son Danish was critically injured in the attack.

Sartaj, a corporal in Indian Air Force and the hapless son of Mohammed Akhlaq, remains restless and disturbed seeking justice for the horrific killing of his father.

“I am concerned only with justice. They have committed murder and eyewitnesses, my sister, have identified them. Justice should be such that it sets an example, and such incident should not be repeated. There should not be another Akhlaq”, said Sartaj.

Though NCM team point strongly that the whole episode was the result of a planning in which a sacred place like temple was used for exhorting people of one community to attack a hapless family, the Police yet not file a charge sheet. So far, 10 suspects have been arrested in connection with the case.

Many Politicians have visited the Akhlaq’s family and have assured them that justice will be done. However month passed the family is still waiting for Justice.

Officials told The Indian Express that they needed a statement from Danish, a prime witness, before filing a charge sheet.

Police says Danish is still not in a condition to speak with the police, and his doctors don’t want him to be reminded of the incident.