Dadri beef lynching
Relatives of Mohammad Akhlaq mourn after he was killed by a mob at his residence in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh on September 28, 2015Reuters

A report submitted by the Uttar Pradesh government's chief veterinary officer has revealed that it was mutton that was stored in the fridge of Dadri lynching victim Mohammed Akhlaq and not beef.

In late September, rumours of Akhlaq's family in Greater Noida's Bisara village killing a calf and consuming it had enraged some people, who had dragged him out of his house and beaten him to death.

The Dadri lynching had stoked outrage across the country, with several writers, historians, film-makers and scientists returning prestigious awards in protest.

The UP police had chargesheeted 15 people, including a local BJP leader's son, in the mob lynching  issue and the state government extended Rs 45 lakh as compensation for the family.

More people are yet to be arrested based on the statement given by the victim's daughter Shaishta, said reports.