Dadri (Uttar Pradesh): The 50-year-old Muslim man who has been dragged out of him and beaten to death by errant mob on Tuesday was father of an engineer working with the Indian Air Force.
According to television reports, Mohammad Akhlaque, who was beaten to death on Tuesday over allegation that he sacrificed calf, was father of Mohammad Sartaj (24), an engineer with the Air Force.
Mohammad Akhlaque was dragged out of his house in Greater Noida's Bisada village near New Delhi before along with his 21-year-old son Danish being beaten to death. Danish is in a critical condition since then.
The incident triggered violent protests in the area and a police vehicle was burnt.
Though police reached the spot and took the injured Akhlaque to hospital, he succumbed to his injuries, said Gautama Budh Nagar's Senior Superintendent of Police Kiran S.
Accusing police of laxity, local residents came on the main road leading to Dadri from Jarcha and jammed traffic, set afire a police vehicle and started hurling bricks and stones.
Police said although they were investigating after registering a case against 10 people but the protest continued, they had to use force to disperse the mob for which it called reinforcements from neighbouring police stations to maintain peace.
"As the police came to know about the incident, it rushed the critically injured person to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Police was prompt to arrest culprits and nabbed six out of 10 named accused. The situation is under control," said the police chief.
Superintendent of police (rural) Sanjay Singh said the victim's body has been handed over to his family after an autopsy, the report of which suggested that he died due to severe blood loss and haemmorage.
He also said an FIR had been filed against 10 people, six of whom were nabbed and put behind bars. They have been identified as Rupender, Vivek, Sree Om, Sandeep, Saurabh and Gaurav, all in their late 20s.