The infamous Dadri lynching case is once again making news.
Picture of Mohammad Akhlaq Indian Express
When controversial BJP MLA Sangeet Singh Som was asked what he thought about this latest development, he said that he never “termed Akhlaq’s killing right”, but was only of the view that actions must be taken against people who slaughter cows.
BJP MLA Sangeet Singh Som. Getty
Som has now demanded that a case must be registered against Akhlaq’s family and added that they should be sent to jail.
Victim Mohammad Akhlaq’s family Getty
Further explaining his demand, Som added:
“In UP, no one has the legal right to slaughter a cow or eat its meat. So a case should be registered under the relevant sections against Mohammad Akhlaq’s family. It is true that Akhlaq died so you arrested people and sent them to jail. But now the people who slaughtered a cow, which is Akhlaq’s family, should also be sent to jail.”
Som then went on to question the relief that was provided to Akhlaq’s family by UP government and said that the family were “given multiple flats and Rs.1 crore in compensation”.
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav with Akhlaq’s family Mid Day
Som is not the only politician to have revocation of the compensation. BJP MP Yogi Adityanath too had made a similar statement earlier this week alleging that UP CM Akhilesh Yadav was doubting the working of his ‘own machinery’ by questioning the authenticity of the report.
BJP MP Yogi Adityanath Indian Express
He has asked for more details about the sample. “Where was the sample sent, who received it? There was nothing objectionable in his house,” the UP CM said.