Dadri beef lynching
An Amnesty International report for 2015-16 says that Indian authorities failed to prevent hundreds of incidents of communal violence across the country. In picture: Relatives of Mohammad Akhlaq mourn after he was killed by a mob at his residence in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh on Sep. 28, 2015Reuters

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met the family of the Muslim man who was lynched earlier this week by a mob that accused him of slaughtering a cow and storing beef in his house.

Violence was reported on Saturday in the Bishada village of Uttar Pradesh's Dadri district ahead of Kejriwal's arrival, and mediapersons were being attacked by the locals in the Dadri village. 

Kejriwal was initially stopped by locals when he reached the village to meet the family members of Mohammed Ikhlaq.

The Delhi CM and AAP volunteers were refused entry to the village by the locals and the police had escorted Kejriwal to a nearby guesthouse. 

Kejriwal had taken to Twitter to express his anger at not being allowed inside the village in Dadri. 

"We r stopped by police n admn. Mahesh Sharma n Owaisi not stopped yest. Then y me? I am most peace loving. Want 2 jst meet Ikhlak's family," Kejriwal tweeted. 

The lynching had occurred about 50 km from Delhi on Monday, when 50-year-old Mohammed Iqlakh was lynched by a mob of over 100 people after it was allegedly announced in a town temple that his family had consumed beef. 

The mob also brutally assaulted Ikhlaq's son, leaving him critically injured. 

The crime sparked national outrage, and the central government has sought a report from the Akhilesh Yadav government and has asked it to ensure such communal incident do not recur.