A 50-year-old man was killed by a mob on Monday night in
Dadri, Uttar Pradesh over rumours that his family consumed and stored beef in
their house, a TV channel reported on Wednesday.
Dadri is just 56 kms away from the national capital.
As per reports Mohammad Akhlaq and his son were dragged out of their residence by the villagers and beaten mercilessly. While Akhlaq succumbed to his injuries, his son is admitted to a hospital where he is said to be in a critical condition.
Police have, meanwhile, arrested six people in connection with the case. The family has maintained that the meat stored in their fridge was mutton and not beef.
Reports said that the officials have sent the meat samples for forensic test.