Court orders FIR against Akhlaq's family for cow slaughter

New Delhi: In a major setback to Aklaq's family, a local court in Greater Noida today ordered the filing of an FIR against the family of Mohammad Aklaq for cow slaughter. The decision came nearly a year after Aklaq was dragged out of his home and beaten to death by a mob of nearly 100 in Uttar Pradesh's Bisada village.

The court has ordered that seven members of Akhlaq's family be booked under relevant sections of the IPC.

The petition, backed by those accused of Akhlaq's murder, alleges that Akhlaq's family had killed a calf and that his brother Jaan Mohammad was seen slitting the throat of the animal.

The latest development in the case came at a time when political parties are gearing up for high voltage elections in Uttar Pradesh next year. News24Bureau