According to reports, Vishal is the son of local Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) functionary Sanjay Rana. Six people were arrested earlier after public outrage over the killing of a man by a mob in Uttar Pradesh's Dadri.

Iqlakh, 50, was beaten to death and his 22-year-old son Danish was critically injured by a 200-strong mob which had barged into their house on Monday night following rumours that the family had consumed beef in a Dadri village on the outskirts of Delhi.

The deceased Mohammed Aqlakh's elder son Sartaj, who is an Air Force personnel, had appealed to politicians and the media to not disturb the family during their time of grief.

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