Four arrested and four detained in connection with the murder of Police Officer Subodh Kumar Singh who was shot dead after violence broke out over alleged cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr on Monday.
The First Information Report (FIR) contains the names of 27 accused and 60 unnamed accused. A Special Investigation Team formed has been formed to investigate the probe.
On Monday, a group of right wing activists along with some locals gathered outside the Chingrawati Police Station complaining that they found the carcasses of cows in their surroundings. The mob turned violent and started throwing stones at the Police station. The mob turned violent citing alleged inaction by the officers over the repeated complaints regarding illegal cow slaughter.
Subodh Kumar Singh had arrived to control the violent mob, but he was attacked with stones and shot dead by the mob. In the clash, a local resident was also dead and several other policemen were also injured and many private and police vehicles were burnt.
Inspector Subodh Singh was also the investigating officer of the Akhlaq lynching case. The Uttar Pradesh government announced Rs. 50 lakh for the family of Inspector Subodh Singh and government job is offered to a family member.