Six arrested in connection with lynching incident: SSP

  • Hindustan Times, Dadri
  • Updated: Oct 02, 2015 22:52 IST
Policemen patrol outside the house of Mohmmad Ikhlaq who was killed by a mob over an allegation of cow slaughtering at Bisada village in Greater Noida. (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Six persons have been arrested in connection with the lynching of a man over suspected beef consumption at Bishada village near Dadri and a manhunt launched to arrest the rest named accused in the case, a senior police officer said on Friday.

“Six persons have been arrested and manhunt launch to arrest the rest named accused. More accused were being identified through news channels clippings,” senior superintendent of police (SSP) of Gautam Buddh Nagar, Kiran S said.

Police also booked one person for posting objectionable material on the Bishada incident.

The person who has been booked has been identified as Anuj Kumar. Through cyber data police was trying to get to the accused. If it was found in investigation that he had posted the objectionable material he will be arrested, the SSP said.

The District Magistrate has issued a warning and said action would be taken against people spreading rumours in the social media about the incident.

Meanwhile, Mohammed Iqlakh’s son Sartaj appealed to the public including media not to disturb them as they have told whatever they had to say and allow the family to live in peace.

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