New Delhi :
The family members of Bulandshahr policeman Subodh Kumar Singh, killed by cow vigilantes, has lambasted Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and alleged police conspiracy in the incident. Singh, the inspector of Shyana, was shot dead allegedly by a mob protesting against the "cow slaughter" in the area. Reacting to the incident, sister of the Shyana police station SHO claimed that his brother was murdered in the cold blood because of his involvement in the investigation of 2015 Dadri mob lynching in which a Muslim man Mohammed Akhlaq was killed by bricks and sticks on suspicion of storing beef at his home.
“My brother was investigating Akhlaq case and that is why he was killed. It’s a conspiracy by Police. He should be declared martyr and memorial should be built. We do not want money. CM only keeps saying cow cow cow,” sister of the deceased cop said while slamming the UP CM for "keep chanting the name cow."
Abhishek, son of the deceased Shyana inspector, said that his father wanted him to be a good citizen who doesn't incite violence in the name of religion. "My father wanted me to be a good citizen who doesn't incite violence in society in the name of religion. Today my father lost his life in this Hindu-Muslim dispute, tomorrow whose father will lose his life?" he asked.
The cold-blooded killing of the policeman in Bulandshahr by cow vigilantes has once again brought back the horror of 'Jungle Raj' (lawlessness) in Uttar Pradesh. The cop died of a gunshot allegedly fired by a mob protesting the “cow slaughter” in the area. The postmortem report of the policeman has confirmed that he died of a gunshot injury by a .32 mm bore bullet on his head, according to news agency ANI.
"Spell of violence and anarchy" in Uttar Pradesh: Opposition slams Yogi Adityanath
The killing of a senior police officer by cow vigilantes, leave aside the several incidents of lynching, has given enough ammo to the opposition parties to attack the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government.
Reacting to the incident, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav said that the state of Uttar Pradesh is going through the “spell of violence and anarchy” under the rule of BJP government.
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal also slammed the Uttar Pradesh chief minister over the Bulandshahr incident and said that instead of taking care of his own state, Yogi Adityanath was busy ‘spewing venom’ in Telangana.
“It is a shocking state of affairs how a mob killed a police officer investigating the Akhlaq case (2015 Dadri mob lynching). Who gives these people the authority to take law in their hands? Instead of taking care of his state, Yogi is going to Telangana and spewing venom,” ANI quoted Sibal as saying.
Key accused still on the run
Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh police ADG Anand Kumar said that a bullet has been recovered from the body of Shyana SHO Subodh Kumar Singh. He said that while the main accused Yogesh Raj is still absconding, four people in connection with the murder has been arrested so far.
"Four people have been arrested. I don't know about the organizations yet, but the main accused in the violence is Yogesh Raj who has not been arrested till now Bulandshahr," Kumar said.