2 killed as Mob targets Police in UP over Cow Slaughter

Mob of at least 300 people attacked the police force in the Bulandshahr incident that claimed the life of Uttar Pradesh Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and 20-year-old Sumit. The body of a police officer was left hanging partly out of his black SUV after he was attacked with stones and allegedly shot dead by a mob that surrounded policemen at a village in Bulandshahr in western Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

“The crowd jammed the road and started throwing stones at the police. There were around 300-500 people. The entire police force was attacked. I got hurt myself and after that, I do not know what happened,” claimed Sub Inspector Suresh Kumar, an eyewitness.

Violent protests erupted in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr on Monday over alleged illegal slaughterhouses in the area.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh had reportedly tried to control mob violence that had started after the carcasses of 25 cows were found in the forests close to a police post.

A local man was also killed in an hour of violence provoked by allegations of cow slaughter. The mob left more than five policemen wounded, burned down a police station and set several vehicles on fire.

A cellphone video shows Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh’s limp body in his car, its windscreen shattered and doors open. As gunshots ring out, a mob runs around, shouting “goli maro” (shoot him). A post-mortem report has confirmed that Mr Singh died of bullet injuries below his left eyebrow. The mob also took away his service gun and mobile phone.

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