Cop among 2 dead as clashes break out in UP’s Bulandshahr

Frederick Owens
December 5, 2018

"It is not clear this was firing from the crowd or the police", he said, adding the protests subsided by early evening.

A video emerged Tuesday showing a young man with his hand over a bleeding wound near the abdomen, being helped by other people as they all run.

Mr Raj then goes on to question why Bajrang Dal activists would instigate or participate in the clashes when they had approached the police in this regard.

The Wire stated in its story on the above-mentioned incident, 'it may be noted that clashes over allegations of cow slaughter have become a frequent tool in western UP to polarise Hindus and Muslims.

Rehman is heard saying in a video accessed by The Quint.

However, he does not seem to have been as vocal about taking action against those responsible for the killing of police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was part of the team trying to control protests that broke out after cow carcasses were reportedly found in a forest. As the officers scurried for cover, the men began to hurl stones and even bricks at them, Mr Asrey said in an interview on Monday. More people gathered, and soon there were hundreds and violence looked imminent.

Kumar said police arrested four people and were looking for the main suspect, Yogesh Raj.

"Tension has eased in strife-torn Bulandshahr and efforts are on to ensure there is no trouble in future", he said in Lucknow.

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Abhishek said he last spoke to his father when he phoned him to inquire whether he had studied and eaten.

The Uttar Pradesh police has so far arrested four accused in the case from among 27 named and 60 unidentified people in the FIR.

The police have filed two FIRs, one related to the alleged cow slaughter and the second related to the violence.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has announced a financial assistance of Rs 40 lakh to the wife of Subodh Kumar Singh and Rs 10 lakh to his parents.

NDTV has reported that six of the seven names in the complaint are questionable.

When angry protesters blocked the highway near Bulandshahr with alleged cow carcasses on a trolley on Monday morning, police forces quickly responded by opening alternative routes for the roughly 700,000 Muslims who were still present at a venue for a religious ceremony just 40km away.

Prashant Kumar said the protestors from Mahaw village and nearby areas pelted stones on the police and indulged in arson, setting ablaze vehicles and Chingarwathi Police Chowki.

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