Lucknow, January 10: The Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday arrested an accused in connection with the murder of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh during mob violence in Bulandshahr in December last year. The accused was identified as Shikhar Aggarwal. He was arrested from Hapur. Aggarwal was reportedly part of the mob that attacked Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, killing him instantly.
Last week, another accused Yogesh Raj was nabbed. Raj, a Bajrang Dal activist, was allegedly leading the violent mob. The police also arrested one Kalua aka Rajiv who had allegedly attacked Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh with the axe. On December 27, police had arrested Prashant Nat, who allegedly shot the inspector dead after the axe attack.
The police had also arrested one of the main accused in connection to the cow-slaughter incident on December 3, which later triggered violence in Bulandshahar. The accused was identified as Haroon who was apprehended along with a licensed revolver. An Army jawan, Jitendra Malik, was also arrested earlier. Bulandshahr Violence Attempt to Instill Fear Among Muslims, Claim Human Rights Bodies.
Violence had erupted after cow carcasses were found in a field near Mahaw village in Bulandshahar. The policeman, who was trying to control the violent mob, was wounded in the head with a stone. As his driver bundled him into his SUV and tried to take him to the hospital, the mob followed the car, cornered it in a field and shot the police officer.
Singh died of a bullet wound below his left eyebrow, confirmed the autopsy report. A youth identified as Sumit also died of bullet wounds.