Cop dies in violence over alleged cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr

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Reports of cow slaughter from Mahaw village near Bulandshahr on Sunday night had triggered the violent clashes a day later

Inspector Subodh Kumar and a local youth were killed in Bulandshahr on Monday when a mob went on a rampage over allegations of illegal cow slaughter. However, the main accused, a district convener of the Bajrang Dal, is still on the run. He said he had come to attend a religious event organised between November 30 and December 4.

"The chief minister has given assurance to the victim's family that they will remain like a family and there would not any disturbance in their studies", UP DGP OP Singh, who was also present at the meeting, told reporters.He said Adityanath had assured the family that education and house loans taken by them would be paid off by the government."The chief minister has assured us that he will remain with us in this hard time and will ensure justice for us". Asif and Nanhe were arrested on the basis of the disclosures of Sarfuddin and Ali, Superintendent of Police (City) Pravin Ranjan Singh told The Indian Express. One FIR is against the alleged cattle slaughter and the other against the violent protests which followed.

A villager, identified as Summit, sustained bullet injury. "We are in constant touch with them and will update as soon as they submit a report", he said when asked by reporters. The police, however, have listed him as a suspect in the case related to the violence.

Another cow carcass was found in violence-hit Bulandshahr on Wednesday morning but timely intervention by the police prevented the situation getting out of hand, police officials said. Senior police officers feel that the death of Inspector Singh resulted in a panic amongst the rioters and led to their dispersal.

Yogi Adityanath met the family of police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in Lucknow. The state government has ordered an inquiry into the incident.

The police managed to pacify the activists by immediately registering an FIR in the matter, Kumar said.

Bulandshahr mob violence main accused Yogesh?Raj who is on the run released a video on Whatsapp today claiming his innocence
Bulandshahr mob violence main accused Yogesh?Raj who is on the run released a video on Whatsapp today claiming his innocence

The opposition said that the CM seems to be more anxious about catching cow slaughterers than the killers of a policeman, reported India Today.

The inspector's sister had alleged earlier that Yogi Adityanath was all about "cows, cows, cows" but was not taking action against the killers.

According to NDTV and Scroll.in, seven people have been named in the cow slaughter complaint filed by Bajrang Dal member Yogesh Raj.

First, the carcasses of the cows were found in a the sugarcane fields near Mahaw village, then people reportedly carried these carcasses in tractors on the roads.

Inspector Subodh Kumar, who was posted at Syana police station, was killed in the violence and Sumit, 20, died of gunshot wounds, said additional director general (Meerut zone) Prashant Kumar.

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