New Delhi, Oct 4: In yet another insensitive remark made by VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi, she has justified the mob lynching of Mohammed Iqlakh at Bishada in Dadri saying, beef eaters deserve such treatment.
"Those who consume beef (cow's meat) deserve such actions against them," she was quoted by media reports as saying.
Earlier in the day, two juveniles, alleged to be the main accused in the lynching of Iqlakh over suspected beef consumption were arrested as uneasy calm continued to prevail in the village where the situation was claimed to be under control.
Two youngsters, both aged 18 years, were arrested from their hideout in a locality close to Bishada, the scene of Monday night killing of 50-year-old, taking the total number of arrests to eight, police said.
Iqlakh was dragged out of his home and stoned to death on a village street after a public announcement from the local temple that the family had slaughtered a calf and eaten its meat.
While Iqlakh died, his 22-year-old son Danish is battling for life at a hospital following two brain surgeries.
Meanwhile, political parties are trying to gain mileage out of the horrific incident by painting the other as communal.