Relatives mourning the death of Mohammad Akhlaq. (File photo)

By Abhishek Anand / India Today

The fast track court hearing the Dadri lynching case deferred the matter to July 4 as the police was not able to provide adequate security to deceased’s daughter due to Bharat Bandh called by opposition parties.

Mohammad Akhlaq, 55, was lynched on suspicion of cow slaughter on September 28, 2015. The incident triggered nationwide uproar with major political parties visiting the tiny village on the outskirts of Greater Noida.

Yusuf Saifi, representing Mohd Akhlaq’s family, said, “Shaista, the daughter to the deceased, was supposed to record her statement in the court on Monday. However, the police weren’t able to provide adequate security to her following which the honourable court granted the next date of hearing on July 4.”

Danish, the younger son of the deceased was also grievously injured in the incident. The elder son of the deceased, Mohd Sartaj, is an Indian Air Force personnel.

Seven years after the lynching, the hearing of the matter has picked up pace with the fast-track court recording statements of the victim’s family. The families of the accused had filed a complaint of cow slaughter against the slain Akhlaq and his family and had demanded forensic report of the remains of the animal found near the spot. The forensic report had confirmed the remains to be related to a cow or its progeny.

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