Dadri lynching: Cops seek final report on meat found at Ikhlaq’s house

  • Saurabh Trivedi, Hindustan Times, Greater Noida
  • Updated: Dec 31, 2015 17:40 IST
A preliminary report on the flesh seized from Ikhlaq’s house declared it to be that of goat. The Greater Noida police have sought the final report on the meat (HT File Photo)

The police will send a reminder to the director of forensic science laboratory in Mathura asking it to submit the final report on the flesh sample that was found in the refrigerator of Mohammad Ikhlaq in Dadri as proceedings in the case are scheduled to begin next week.

The court proceedings in the Bisada lynching case will begin from January 4, said police.

“We will send a reminder to the forensic laboratory where the flesh was sent for identification for earliest submission of the report for court proceedings. The forensic report will be submitted in the court along with supplementary chargesheet for speedy trail,” said Anurag Singh, deputy superintendent of police.

Seventeen people have been so far arrested in connection with Ikhlaq’s lynching and the brutal attack on his younger son Danish on the night of September 28 on the suspicion of cow slaughter and its consumption.

The family had maintained that it was goat meat from a family feast that was kept in the refrigerator.

“On September 28, amid presence of senior police officials the flesh recovered from Ikhlaq’s house was seized. On September 29, the veterinary department sent 4 kg of red meat seized from Ikhlaq’s house for forensic test,” Singh said.

A preliminary report on the seized flesh declared it to be that of goat.

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