Bulandshahr, December 3: A police inspector has been killed in a violent clash that broke out between the residents of Chingrawati village in UP's Bulandshahr and the police. According to media reports, inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, posted at Syana Kotwali, died after he sustained serious injuries in the stone pelting by villagers during clashes that erupted after news of alleged cow slaughter in the village.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his grief on the death of Police Inspector Subodh Kumar and a local named Sumit in violence in Bulandshahr. The Chief Minister assured a speedy investigation and a compensation package for the victims.
The locals pelted stones and even set the Chingrawati police outpost on fire. Reports say that several Hindu groups started the protest after parts of a dead cow was discovered. The villagers then joined the protests which soon turned violent.
When the police reached the spot, the angry mob attacked the police and even torched vehicles, said media reports.
Anand Kumar, ADG, Law and Order UP Police said that the policeman died in stone pelting from the villagers. He further added that a local named Sumit, who had sustained bullet injuries, "was shifted to a hospital in Meerut where he succumbed to injuries. Probe is underway to find out who shot him(sic)".
The mob participated in massive violence and vandalism after the youth named Sumit sustained bullet injuries when the police tried to disperse the crowd. The incident incited the crowds which went berserk and attacked the police. As mentioned by the ADG, the youth succumbed to his injuries.