Bulandshahr violence over cow slaughter: Killed inspector probed Akhlaq case

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There were 11 other police personnel - a sub-inspector, two head constables, four constables, three UP home guards and a driver - in the official Tata Sumo that slain inspector, SHO Subodh Kumar Singh, was in during the violence in Bulandshahr Monday. There have been a string of attacks by hardline Hindu groups targeting Muslims and low-caste Dalits over cattle slaughter and beef consumption.

"These were suspected cow carcasses and the villagers were angry about it", said Kumar.

In the scuffle that erupted between the cops and the unknown protestors a the police inspector, Subodh Verma of Shyana police station got killed said the Civil Lines (Aligarh) police official.

The situation, according to the police, is now under control.

"Police resorted to firing in the air to control the crowd".

Singh, the Station House Officer of Syana, who was an investigating officer in the Akhlaq lynching case of Dadri between September 28, 2015 and November 9, 2015, also killed over allegations of cow slaughter was attacked by the mob when he attempted to clear the traffic snarl caused by the vigilantes carrying the carcasses on tractor trolleys blocking a busy road.

Abhishek Singh said the last time his father called he asked about his studies and if he had eaten.

"The area police chief [Subodh Kumar Singh] died due to injuries he suffered in stone pelting".

According to data analytics site India Spend, nearly 80 cases of cow-related violence were reported between 2012 and 2017.

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At least 39 people have been killed in cow-related violence in India since 2014, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power, according to data portal IndiaSpend.

The mob also set fire to the police station and several vehicles parked outside. Some carry life sentences for transgressions.

Hindi's Nitin Srivastava reports from Bulandshahr in the state of Uttar Pradesh, where the incident happened.

A Special Investigation Team has been formed to investigate the cow slaughter and the mob violence.

Chandra's testimony is part of the second FIR filed in the mob violence that led to the deaths of Singh and a 22-year-old man.

Modi, who will seek a second term in office in elections by May, a year ago condemned murder in the name of protecting cows after a string of vigilante killings sparked protests.

The troubled district of Bulandshahr has seen many vioelent attacks in the past.

Police told the BBC that some members of the mob were armed with homemade revolvers and opened fire first. The incident sparked outcry and protests across the whole country.

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