Uttar Pradesh police said on Monday they have arrested the tenth and last accused in connection with the incident of lynching of a Muslim man in Dadri’s Bisada village over rumours that he ate beef.
Dadri circle officer (CO) Anurag Singh, while confirming the arrest, told IANS Hari Om was the last of the 10 accused in lynching of 55-year-old Mohammad Ikhlaq, who was killed by a mob in Bisada on September 28.
Hari Om was picked up by police late on Sunday from a relative’s house in Sardhana town of western Uttar Pradesh following a tip-off by an informer that he was holed up there.
His phone was put on surveillance and after his location was detected, a police team raided the house and arrested him.
Six accused - Shri Om, Vivek, Gaurav, Saurabh, Sandip and Rupendra - had been arrested soon after the lynching and two other - Shivam and Vishal - were arrested two days after the incident, police officials told IANS. Vishal is son of a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader.
The ninth accused, a minor, was arrested from Delhi on October 12.
Ikhlaq was beaten to death by the mob, while his son Danish was injured seriously after announcements were made from a nearby temple that the family had consumed beef.
The incident has sparked an outrage across the country.