The family members of lynching victim Mohammad Akhlaq cast their votes in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh.
Mohammad Akhlaq’s brother Jan Mohammad, his wife and daughters got shifted from Bisada village and live in a residence given to them by the government.
According to a block level officer in Gautam Buddh Nagar, the family has not been living in the Bisada village for several months now.
The family members of lynching victim Mohammad Akhlaq do no not feature on the electoral rolls in Gautam Buddh Nagar.
Mohammad Akhlaq’s family members cast their votes in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh.
After Mohammad Akhlaq died, Akhlaq’s brother and his family members got a flat in Dadri on the behalf of the government.
In Dadri, there are nine names of Akhlaq’s family members in Dadri’s voter list.
Jan Mohammad, talking to Aaj Tak said, “All the family members cast their votes in Dadri today [April 11].”
MOHAMMAD AKHLAQ, LYNCHING AND ACCUSED
In 2015, Dadri resident Mohammed Akhlaq was lynched by a mob led by Hindu outfits whne they barged into his house and beat him up along with his family members on suspicion of him possessing beef in the house.
On September 28, 2015, 51-year-old Mohammed Akhlaq was dragged from his house and killed by a 200-strong mob on suspicion of eating beef, triggering communal tension in the Uttar Pradesh’s Bisada village.
Recently, several of the accused in the lynching incident were seen sitting in the front row of Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath’s election rally in Gautam Buddh Nagar.