New Delhi, December 4: The National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) issued notice to the Government of Uttar Pradesh over reports of killing of two persons, including police officer Subodh Kumar, in the violent agitation over alleged cow slaughter in Bulandshahr on Monday, December 3. Bulandshahr Mob Violence Pre-Planned, Says Prakash Karat as he Compares it With 2013 Muzaffarnagar Riots.
Amnesty India, a human rights watchdog on Tuesday condemned the killing of a police inspector in Bulandshahr, triggered allegedly over cow slaughter, saying a "culture of fear, hatred and impunity has spread across Uttar Pradesh". Bulandshahr BJP MP Bhola Singh Blames Ijtema For Chaos and Violence Which Killed Inspector Subodh Kumar.
Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who had probed the Mohammad Akhlaq lynching case in Dadri initially, and 20-year-old Sumit Kumar died of gunshot injuries Monday as a rampaging mob, protesting against alleged illegal cow slaughter, torched a police post and clashed with the men in uniform.
The attack was a consequence of the growing impunity that the perpetrators of cow-related violence had in Uttar Pradesh, the Amnesty India said in a statement.
"The Uttar Pradesh government has arrested four people so far in the death of police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh. But mere arrests are not enough. The disturbing truth is that cow-vigilante groups operate in many cases with the tacit approval of the state authorities," it added.
A 19-year-old youth named Sumit was also killed and his post-mortem report has made it clear that he died of a gun wound. Investigation is on to ascertain who fired at the youth, said police. According to the latest reports, deceased Sumit's name has been removed from the police FIR. His name was in the FIR as he was part of the murderous mob that led havoc in Bulandshahr on Monday. (With PTI Inputs)