Dadri lynching case: Police arrest all 10 accused

Lucknow: 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.

The accused Hari Om, was holed up at a relative's house in Sardhana town of western Uttar Pradesh and was arrested by the police late Sunday following a tip-off by an informer.

Dadri circle officer (CO) Anurag Singh, while confirming the arrest, said Hari Om was the last of the ten accused in lynching of 52-year-old Mohammad Akhlaq, who was killed by a mob in Bisada on September 28.

Om's phone was put on surveillance and after his location was detected, a team of police raided the house and arrested him.

Notably, 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 said. Vishal is son of a local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader.

The ninth accused, a minor, was arrested from Delhi on October 12.

Akhlaq was beaten to death by the strong-mob of 200 people, while his 22-year-old son Danish was injured seriously after announcements were made from a nearby temple that the family had consumed and stored beef.

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