Four people were arrested on Tuesday by UP police in connection with the violence over an incident of alleged cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district that led to the death of two men, including a police inspector.
An activist of a prominent right-wing group of Bajrang Dal, Yogesh Raj, who is the first accused in the case, is still at large. Earlier, Yogesh Raj lodged a complaint alleging cow slaughter, from nearby villages.
In a shocking incident on Monday in which the police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was targeted when they tried to clear a road blocked by a mob protesting with a truck where the animal carcasses had been gathered. Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh arrived arrived on the spot and tried to control the wild mob. But soon the mob attacked the inspector with stones.As his driver bundled him into his SUV and tried to take him to 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, says the autopsy report. The mob even took away his service gun and mobile phone.
In a chilling mobile video taken apparently by a person in the mob, the body of the inspector is seen hanging out of his SUV after he was shot.
Syana Police registered a case of murder and rioting against villagers after the violence on Monday. Police have named 28 people, including Yogesh Raj, convenor of Bajrang Dal in Bulandshahr.