I just ate beef. Come and murder me: Shobhaa De
New Delhi, 01 Oct 2015: The brutal killing of an elderly Muslim in Dadri area near the National Capital for allegedly eating and storing beef, has sent angry waves across the country. Members of civil society have strongly condemned the killing of Mohammad Akhlaq whose son Danish was also seriously wounded in the Monday night attack by a Hindu mob.
Eminent writer and columnist Shobhaa De has just posted her angry tweet: "I just ate beef. Come and murder me."
I just ate beef. Come and murder me.— Shobhaa De (@DeShobhaa) October 1, 2015
De is known for her fearless writings and comments.
A mob of over 100 people had dragged Akhlaq and Danish from their home allegedly after an announcement from a nearby temple that the family had eaten and stored beef. While 50-year Akhlaq succumbed to injuries his 23-year son Danish is struggling for life at a hospital in Greater Noida near Delhi.
It is interesting to note here that some top politicians of the country who are very active on social media and post comments on and off have gone silent over the incident. But some political parties including Congress and CPI-M have condemned the incident.