Bisada lynching: Meat sample sent for test changed, says Ikhlaq’s son

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Jul 26, 2016 23:27 IST
Greater Noida, India - October 01, 2015: (R-L) Afzaal Ahmad, a brother of Ikhlaq, Sartaz Ahmad, a son of Ikhlaq who was lynched in Bisada over cow slaughtering, in Greater Noida, India, on Thursday, October 01, 2015. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

The family of Mohammad Ikhlaq, who was lynched by a mob at Bisada village in Dadri last year, on Tuesday feared the meat sample sent to Mathura lab could have been changed and they would move Allahabad high court seeking quashing of the FIR against them.

Mohammad Sartaz, eldest son of Mohammad Ikhlaq, said the original sample of meat weighed only 2 kg while the one sent to the Mathura Lab weighed around 5kg.

Sartaz was in Lucknow on Tuesday to meet senior state officials and director general of police Javeed Ahmad to seek ‘fair’ investigation in the case and quashing of the FIR lodged against the family.

“How come reports of the Dadri and Mathura labs differ? While transporting the meat sample from the Dadri lab to Mathura lab, it was changed,” Sartaz told HT.

“The original sample weighed 2 kg and it was stored in a plastic jar while the one sent to the Mathura lab weighed around 5 kg and was stored in a glass jar,” Sartaz added.

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The forensic investigation laboratory, Mathura, in its report issued on May this year had stated that the meat sample collected from outside Mohammad Ikhlaq’s house in Bishada was that of cow or its progeny.

A court in Surajpur on July 14 had ordered the registration of an FIR against the kin of Mohammad Ikhlaq for alleged cow slaughter following an application from residents of Bishada.

The earlier report submitted by the Dadri Lab had clearly said the meat recovered was that of goat.

Ikhlaq was lynched by a mob on September 28, 2015 and his younger son, Danish, was mercilessly beaten up.

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