Bulandshahr: A police officer and a civilian were killed in violence that rocked Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh on Monday after Hindu activists went berserk alleging that a cow had been slaughtered, police said.
A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the matter and submit a report to the Uttar Pradesh government at the earliest, an official spokesman said.
Additional Director General of Police Anand Kumar said the station house officer of Syana, Subodh Kumar Singh, was attacked and injured critically as Hindu activists brought the alleged carcass of the cow on to the road, jammed traffic and stoned police personnel.
The police officer and some constables were rushed to a medical facility where he was declared dead, District Magistrate Anuj Jha said.
In the police firing that followed, a youth, Sumit Anand, was shot. He succumbed to the gunshot wounds in a hospital.
Senior police officials have reached the crime scene to ensure that the tension abates.
Meanwhile, as per the report published in Jantaka Reporter, a pro-RSS Sudarshan TV’s Suresh Chavhanke made an attempt to link the violence with Ijtima. He also wrote a few tweets on twitter.
Responding immediately to the tweets, Bhulandshr Police wrote, “Please don’t spread fake news. This incident has no connection with the Ijtima. The World Ijtima concluded beautifully. The said incident took place around 40-50 kms away from the place, where Ijtima was organised. Appropriate actions are being taken against the perpetrators of today’s violence”, Jantaka Reporter reported.
One police inspector dead during a clash with people protesting against illegal slaughterhouses in Bulandshahr pic.twitter.com/Ugts7FDtsI
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 3, 2018
Cop killed. Body left in police van. Rioters moving freely all around.
— Prashant Kumar (@scribe_prashant) December 3, 2018
थाना स्याना क्षेत्रान्तर्गत पुलिस पर पथराव व चौकी चिंगरावटी में तोड़फोड़ एवं प्रभारी निरीक्षक स्याना की मृत्यु की घटित घटना के संबंध में जिलाधिकारी बुलन्दशहर का आधिकारिक वक्तव्य" #uppolice @Uppolice @adgzonemeerut @igrangemeerut @News18UP pic.twitter.com/koIQshuyf0
— Bulandshahr Police (@bulandshahrpol) December 3, 2018