Dadri Lynching: No Chargesheet One Month After Mohammad Akhlaq Was Beaten To Death

29/10/2015 11:35 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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NOIDA, INDIA - OCTOBER 10: Dadri lynching victim Akhlaq's son Danish (22), being shifted to Army Research and Referral (R&R) Hospital in Dhaula Kuan, Delhi, from Kailash Hospital, Noida, on October 10, 2015 in Noida, India. Danish was attacked and Akhlaq was killed by the mob after rumours that the family had consumed and stored beef in their house at Bishara village in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- One month after a Muslim man was lynched in western Uttar Pradesh, the state police is yet to file a chargesheet in the case.

On September 28, Mohammed Akhlaq, a 52-year-old ironsmith from Bisada village in Dadri tehsil, was beaten to death by a mob alleging that he had slaughtered a calf. His son, Danish, sustained life threatening injuries during the attack.

So far, 10 suspects have been arrested in connection with the case.

Officials told The Indian Express that they needed a statement from Danish, a prime witness, before filing a chargesheet.

Danish, who is still in the Intensive Care Unit, is able to speak and walk slowly, according to his brother Mohammad Sartaj, but he is still not in a condition to speak with the police, and his doctors don't want him to be reminded of the incident.

“Doctors have told us that his recovery has been 70 percent, it will take between six months and one year for him to fully recover," he told IE.

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