Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh:
The Uttar Pradesh police on Friday donated Rs 70 lakh to the household of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was killed in mob violence in Bulandshahr on December 3. “Along with the Rs 50 lakh compensation provided by UP authorities, we too have donated Rs 70 lakh on our personal will,” senior police officer, Prashant Kumar informed information company ANI.
The Inspector was attacked by a mob, when he and his staff had gone to a village to defuse rigidity after cow carcasses had been present in a forest. The protests escalated after activists of right-wing group Bajrang Dal got here to the realm and blocked a street.
The Inspector was severely wounded after he was hit on his head with a stone. His driver put him within the automobile and tried to take him to a hospital, however the mob adopted the automobile, cornered it in a area and shot the police officer. He died of a bullet wound under his left eyebrow, the post-mortem report had confirmed.
The important thing accused, Yogesh Raj, a district chief of right-wing group Bajrang Dal, was arrested earlier in January for allegedly fomenting violence at Mahaw village on December 3. The group, nevertheless, maintains that he’s harmless and might be cleared of all allegations quickly. Not too long ago, Yogesh Raj was seen on posters put up throughout the state earlier than Makar Sankranti and the upcoming Republic Day celebrations.
Inside a month of Inspector Singh’s killing, one other police official, Head Constable Suresh Vats, was killed by a mob in Ghazipur, hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally within the district on December 30. The attackers had been recognized as members of the Nishad Celebration, which was holding an agitation to demand higher reservation in authorities jobs and faculties for his or her neighborhood.
Opposition events and former senior bureaucrats have accused the Yogi Adityanath authorities of trying to scuttle the probe into the Inspector Singh’s killing. The UP authorities was extra involved in regards to the useless cattle than the people killed within the violence, the Opposition had alleged.
Yogi Adityanath described the incident as a political conspiracy. “These giving pointless statements are doing it to cover their failures. As an alternative, they need to applaud and thank the federal government,” he informed reporters.
(With inputs from ANI & PTI)