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Dadri lynching: Rs 5L assistance given to kin, firing victim

PTI 10 Oct 2015, 20:26:19 IST

Dadri (UP): The Gautam Budh Nagar district administration today extended financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh each to the brothers of Mohammed Iqlakh, who was lynched by a mob in Dadri over allegations of consuming beef.

The same amount was also given to Rahul Yadav, a 20-year-old youth, who suffered bullet inujuries during protests by residents of Bishada in the aftermath of the lynching, DM N P Singh said.

Sub-divisional magistrate Rajesh Kumar Singh, flanked by Bishada village head Sanjeev Rana handed over the cheques to Ikhlaq's brothers Jaan Mohammed, Jamil and Afzal.

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The cheques were handed over at the NTPC guest house where the district administration has put up a transit camp following the killing of Iqlakh.

50-year-old Iqlakh was beaten to death and his 22-year-old son Danish was critically injured by a mob which barged into their house on the night of September 28 following rumours that the family had consumed beef.