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The UP government has given Rs 10 lakh as ex- gratia to the famly of a man, who was killed by a mob over sacrificing a cow. [Representational Image]Reuters

The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday announced Rs 10 lakh as ex-gratia to the famly of a man from a Greater Noida village who was lynched by a mob over allegedly sacrificing a cow.

The government also ordered free treatment of the injured members of the man's family who were admitted to a private hospital in Noida.

"In the meantime, investigation is on to ascertain whether the cow was sacrificed or was it just a rumour," said Gautam Budh Nagar Senior Superintendent of Police Kiran S.

Tension prevailed in Greater Noida area after 50-year-old Afzal, a resident of Bisara, was allegedly dragged from his house and lynched on Monday midnight for sacrificing a cow.

He was taken to a hospital where he died of his injuries, police said.

Police said a case was registered against 10 people, of whom six have been arrested.

Following the arrests, irate residents blocked roads and set a police vehicle afire. The agitators also pelted stones at police personnel.

The police had to use force to disperse the mob, and additional personnel have been deployed to maintain peace.