Bulandshahr cop murder: Police arrest 5, CM announces compensation

Five persons have been arrested and four detained after a police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was shot dead allegedly by a mob of more than 300-400 people that surrounded policemen at a village in western Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr.

Yogesh Raj, the main accused arrested is the activist of a prominent right-wing organization Bajrang Dal. He was the man who had filed a complaint about cow slaughter after 25 carcasses were found in the forests in the area last evening.

UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, announces a compensation of Rs. 40 lakh for Singh’s family, Rs. 10 lakh for his parents and a government job for a family member.

The CM has also asked for a preliminary report over the incident within two days.

Inspector Singh, before he was shot dead, reportedly tried to control the mob violence in the village after carcasses of 25 cows were found in a forest close to a police post.

 The mob also threw stones at policemen, burnt down their police outpost and set fire to several vehicles.

In the middle of the violence, a local was also killed provoked by allegations of cow slaughter.

Autopsy report claimed that Singh died of a bullet wound below his left eyebrow. The mob took away his service gun and mobile phone.