Hearing of a plea seeking an FIR against the family of Mohammad Ikhlaq for slaughtering a cow was deferred to July 11.
The counsels of the accused in the Dadri lynching case have sought an FIR against Ikhlaq’s kin citing the forensic report of the flesh that was allegedly recovered from the fridge of the deceased.
“Today we requested the court to order registration of an FIR against Ikhlaq’s family as they have slaughtered a cow and stored its meat, violating the UP Cow Protection Act, 1955. The court may give its order on the next hearing,” said Ram Sharan Nagar, a counsel.
On the night of September 28, a mob allegedly attacked Ikhlaq and Danish at their residence over allegations of slaughtering a cow and storing its meat for consumption. Ikhlaq succumbed to his injuries while Danish survived with a fractured skull.
The mob allegedly recovered a bowl of meat from the fridge of the deceased, forensic examination of which confirmed it belonged to “cow or its progeny”.
Hearing on framing of charges on the 18 accused, including three juveniles, is scheduled on July 25.