Eight arrested in India for allegedly killing Muslim over beef rumour

Published: Wednesday 30th September 2015 by The News Editor

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Eight people have been arrested in northern India for allegedly beating a Muslim farmer to death over claims the family was eating beef – a taboo among India’s majority Hindu population.

District Magistrate Nagendra Pratap Singh said a mob of about 60 Hindus became incensed when a temple announced that the family had been slaughtering cows and storing the beef in his house in Bisara, a border village in Uttar Pradesh state.

Mr Singh saids the mob dragged 52-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq and his son from their home and beat them with sticks and bricks.

Mr Akhlaq was declared dead at a nearby hospital, while his son is being treated for serious injuries.

Published: Wednesday 30th September 2015 by The News Editor

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