Three months after Dadri’s Mohammed Akhlaq was beaten to death, a report of the Chief Veterinary Officer of the Uttar Pradesh government has been released states that meat that was stored in Akhlaq’s fridge was mutton and not beef.
Mohammed Akhlaq was beaten to death by a mob after an announcement that his family had consumed a dead calf's meat was made at a local temple. The incident also left his son critically injured.
Read UP veterinary department’s report:
“On the request of Mr. Tej Pal Singh sub-inspector P.S Jarcha case No 241/15 dated 29.9.15 have examined the meat and other today dated 29.9.15 seized by police from village at P.S. Jarcha campus G.B.Nagar
Details of meat
1. Meat having weight about 4.5kg in the form of small pieces. All meat red in colour and fowl smelling with white fat deposit between the groups of muscles.
2. Both fore legs and both hind legs up to knee level also recovered and both hind legs are intact with skin.
3. Skin of face.
Conclusion in the best of my knowledge a proper physical examination, prima facially it seems that this meat belongs to a goat progeny. But for final and confirm diagnosis of sample have been taken and sent to forensic laboratory.”
Rest of the meat and other is handed over to police for proper disposal.