Cow Vigilantism has once again come to the fore under in Uttar Pradesh. With Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath busy with election campaigns, his own state appears to be in disorder. In yet another shocking incident according to media reports coming in , a police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who had probed the Mohammed Akhlaq lynching case initially, and a youth died of gunshot injuries as a rampaging mob protesting alleged illegal cow slaughter torched a police post in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr and clashed with cops, officials said.
Additional Director General-Meerut zone Prashant Kumar reportedly said that the protesters from Mahaw village and nearby areas pelted stones on the police and indulged in arson, setting ablaze several vehicles and Chingarwathi Police chowki, after some body parts of cows were found in a jungle near the village, prompting the police to open fire.
Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was posted at the Siana Police Station, suffered a gunshot injury in addition to wounds from hard and blunt objects.The inspector’s post-mortem report confirmed that his death was caused by a bullet injury suffered during the violence.
Protesting villagers, from Mahaw village and nearby areas, vandalised at least 15 vehicles and even set some of them on fire.
It may be recalled that the late Inspector Singh was investigating officer in the Mohammed Akhlaq lynching case of Dadri between September 28, 2015 and November 9, 2015.
Mohammed Akhlaq was lynched in 2015 by a mob that had barged into his residence in Dadri following rumour that he stored beef in his house after slaughtering a calf.