Lucknow, December 6: The Jaithari-Kuraoli road leading to the village of late police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in Uttar Pradesh's Etah has been renamed to 'Shri Subodh Kumar Singh Shahid Marg. The decision comes three days after Singh was killed by a mob protesting cow slaughter in Bulandshahr. On Thursday, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met the family members of the slain policeman at his residence. In the wake of the tragic incident, the Chief Minister on Monday had announced a compensation of Rs 40 lakh for Singh’s wife, Rs 10 lakh for his parents and a government job for a member of his family. Bulandshahr Mob Violence: Did Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh Fire at Sumit Before Being Lynched? Video Capturing His Final Moments Out.
On Monday, Singh and his team were trying to control protests after cow carcasses were found in a forest. Soon after a mob went out of control, and began attacking the policemen with stones. As the protest turned violent, two persons, including the inspector, were killed in mob violence in Siana area of Bulandshahr. According to reports, the protest was allegedly led by Yogesh Raj, member of Bajrang Dal, who claimed that seven men slaughtered cows in village Mahaw.
Jaithari-Kuraoli road leading to village of late police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in Etah has been renamed to 'Shri Subodh Kumar Singh Shahid Marg'. #Bulandshahr
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been criticised for being silent on those involved in the killing but focusing more on cow slaughter. After much criticism, the Chief Minister met Singh’s family at his Kalidas Marg residence in Lucknow. Bulandshahr Violence: UP CM Yogi Adityanath Expresses Grief Over Deaths, Seeks Probe Report in 2 Days.
On December 3, the National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) issued a notice to the Government of Uttar Pradesh over reports of killing of two persons including police officer Subodh Kumar. Meanwhile, the human rights watchdog, Amnesty India condemned the tragic killing of a police inspector and said a 'culture of fear, hatred and impunity has spread across Uttar Pradesh'.