'Why Me?' Asks Arvind Kejriwal After He Was Stopped From Entering Dadri Village

50-year-old Mohammad Iqlakh was beaten to death by a mob in Dadri on the outskirts of Delhi on Monday night.

Basera: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was stopped today from entering Basera village in Dadri, on the outskirts of Delhi, where he had gone to meet the family of Mohammad Iqlakh, who was killed by a mob earlier this week allegedly over rumours that he had eaten beef.

Mr Kejriwal who was accompanied by Aam Aadmi Party leaders Sanjay Singh and Kumar Vishwas was taken to a government guest-house.Police said they had not stopped the Chief Minister but 'advised' him against visiting the village for his own safety.

In the morning, a group of villagers led by women drove out media and other visitors, including AAP volunteers, from the village. The villagers complain that their daily life has been hit by the constant stream of politicians, their entourage and media.

Yesterday, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi and local lawmaker Mahesh Sharma of the BJP visited the village.

Mohammad Iqlakh, 50, was beaten to death by a mob in Dadri on the outskirts of Delhi on Monday night. He and his 22-year-old son were dragged from their house by around 100 villagers and beaten with bricks. Iqlakh's son is critical.

Half an hour before the attack, an announcement was allegedly made at a temple nearby that a calf had been slaughtered and its carcass had been found near a transformer.

No names were taken in the announcement, but there are only two Muslim families in the area and the other family was out.

Killing cows is illegal in Uttar Pradesh.

The police are investigating who started the rumours in a part of western Uttar Pradesh that is prone to trouble at the slightest provocation.