Beef is banned, is murder on the menu? Twitter slams mob lynching over cow slaughter rumour
A mob surrounded 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq's home in Uttar Pradesh's Dadri area, accusing him of eating cow meat, broke down the doors, dragged him and his son out of their home and beat him to death with bricks and critically injured his son.
A mob surrounded 50-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq's home in Uttar Pradesh's Dadri area, accusing him of eating cow meat, broke down the doors, dragged him and his son out of their home and beat him to death with bricks and critically injured his son, his daughter Sajida told the Indian Express.
His family reportedly never carried out sacrifices on Bakri-Eid to avoid any confrontation with other villagers, but on Monday night a mob surrounded the house of Akhlaq in Uttar Pradesh's Dadri area and beat him to death over a rumour that his family was consuming cow meat.
The mob dragged her brother into the courtyard where they continued to beat him and some people also assaulted her grandmother and molested her, she said.
As per the rumour, the remains of a calf that had allegedly gone missing on 16 September were found near Akhlaq's home. Akhlaq was allegedly seen throwing a bag containing meat and villagers claimed that it was from the missing calf.
The horrific incident has sparked an outrage on social media as the controversy over beef reached an ugly milestone.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the shocking incident
Point isn't that one was killed on "mere rumour" he ate beef. So what if he actually ate beef? Stone him to death? Then we laugh at Saudis
— Shekhar Gupta (@ShekharGupta) September 30, 2015
One person killed on beef rumours. Am numbed after hearing that. What is happening to the society?
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) September 30, 2015
What is happening to my country. People are getting beaten to death by a mob for allegedly eating beef? Stop this world, I wanna get off.
— MissMalini (@MissMalini) September 30, 2015
This news was saddening: In Dadri, a daughter asks: ‘If it is not beef, will they bring back my dead father?’ https://t.co/n02x5BGeQc
— Yashwant Deshmukh (@YRDeshmukh) September 30, 2015
So is this is our nationalism& our cultural values that we are so proud of? Kill an Air Force personnel's father for beef-eating? .
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) September 30, 2015
Kill those who say Hinduism is violent. Kill those who eat beef. Kill those who question death penalty for terrorist. Kill.... Hinduism.
— Wildcard Vidyut (@Vidyut) September 30, 2015
If people were being killed for eating beef, half of Kerala would have been 'puf' by now
— Dhanya Rajendran (@dhanyarajendran) September 30, 2015
Ponder Lynch mob of 100 can be roused On mere suspicion of beef eating And can kill And police will investigate Whether meat was beef or not
— Ajit Ranade (@ajit_ranade) September 30, 2015
Hindutva State Trivia: How many Hindutva terrorists will be punished for the "beef murder" in Dadri? A. 0 B. 0 C. 0 D. All of the above
— BB (@brownbrumby) September 30, 2015
I have eaten beef Instead of attacking helpless people come 2 me. I have danda waiting for u &is getting impatient http://t.co/GLChr8KOrN
— Markandey Katju (@mkatju) September 30, 2015
WTF do you mean by sending meat for forensics. If it's beef, would you justify the lynching? If it isn't, would it bring the dead man back?
— Roflindian 2.0 (@Roflindian) September 30, 2015
No wonder we are concentrating so much on digital India... Because on ground India is a sick place http://t.co/DZbtbdsO7Y
— Ashwin Mushran (@ashwinmushran) September 30, 2015
Killing human beings to "protect" cows! Logical and ethical when you have cow-dung for brains http://t.co/OD62nkbDJz
— Aniket Alam (@aniketalam) September 30, 2015
— Leader of Opposition (@LoPIndia2015) September 30, 2015
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