Meat pieces were reportedly found in a village in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, near Bishada, where a Muslim man was lynched by a mob last week for allegedly slaughtering a cow and storing beef in his house.
The meat pieces were found on Sunday evening in Chithera village, 5 km from Bishada village. It is not clear what animal the meat came from.
Police suspect the role of miscreants looking to spark communal tension in the area. Security has been beefed up in the area, Dadri DSP Anurag Singh was quoted saying by the Press Trust of India.
Last Monday, a mob of over 100 people dragged Mohammed Ikhlaq out of his house and beat him to death with bricks after it was announced on a temple loudspeaker that beef was stored in his house. The incident sparked national outrage and even draw international coverage.
The police sent the meat from the family's fridge for forensic tests, even as the family claimed that it was mutton, not beef.
It has now been reported that one of the main accused who was arrested on Saturday in the Dadri lynching is the son of local BJP leader Sanjay Rana.
Six others named in the FIR are also related to the BJP leader, as per reports.