UP mob violence over cow slaughter kills cop, 20-year-old

Dec 04, 2018, 09:55 IST | Agencies

Giving details of the incident, ADG Law and Order Anand Kumar said in Lucknow that trouble started after villagers found some body parts of cows in a jungle in Mahaw village

UP mob violence over cow slaughter kills cop, 20-year-old
Policemen inspect the spot where several vehicles were set on fire by a mob during a protest over the alleged slaughter of cattle, in Bulandshahr, on Monday. Pics/PTI

A police inspector and a youth were killed on Monday as a mob protesting over illegal cow slaughter went on a rampage torching a police post and clashed with the cops, which opened fire, officers said.

Additional Director General (Meerut zone), Prashant Kumar said the protesters from Mahaw village and nearby areas pelted stones at the police and indulged in arson, setting ablaze several vehicles and the Chingarwathi police chowki. Inspector Subodh Kumar, who was posted at the Siana police station, died in the violence, he said.

Policemen inspect the spot where several vehicles were set on fire by a mob during a protest over the alleged slaughter of cattle, in Bulandshahr, on Monday. Pics/PTI

The cops also said a 20-year-old youth, identified as Sumit, died of gunshot wounds. As tension prevailed in the area following the violence that lasted nearly three hours, the Uttar Pradesh government deployed additional police, including over 1,000 personnel of anti-riot forces and ordered multiple probes — by SIT, ADG-Intelligence — and a magisterial inquiry.

Giving details of the incident, ADG Law and Order Anand Kumar said in Lucknow that trouble started after villagers found some body parts of cows in a jungle in Mahaw village.

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