Outrage over Indian police officer's killing by 'cow vigilantes'

Outrage over Indian police officer's killing by 'cow vigilantes'

Outrage over Indian police officer's killing by 'cow vigilantes'

"The chief minister has assured us that he will remain with us in this hard time and will ensure justice for us".

"Yes, we admit having brought the carcasses to the police station because we wanted action against those involved in cow slaughter".

"My father is dead, tomorrow it can be some IG or a minister", he told a news channel.

The elder son of the deceased officer Subodh Singh, Shrey Pratap Singh also expressed his faith in the government and said, "The chief minister has assured us that we will get justice and the culprits will be punished".

Authorities in northern India have arrested four people for their alleged involvement in an attack on police over rumors of cow slaughter that left two people dead, including a police official. Some bank loan was also taken by the family for the education of the children and the government will also take care of the same.

While talking to the Quint, the father of the minor said, "I was taken to the police station where they kept me for nearly four hours". But the police refused to confirm if it was of inspector Subodh Kumar.

Yogesh Raj, the Bajrang Dal leader accused of violence in Bulandshahr, says police is presenting him as someone with a long criminal history. "The wife of the deceased will also be provided with an extraordinary pension".

He said the UP government acted swiftly and ordered an SIT probe, besides an inquiry by the ADG intelligence and a magisterial probe. There have been a string of attacks by hardline Hindu groups targeting Muslims and low-caste Dalits over cattle slaughter and beef consumption.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will meet the slain inspector's family on Thursday, officials said in Lucknow.Bajrang Dal's western Uttar Pradesh region co-convenor Praveen Bhati claimed Yogesh Raj had nothing to do with the violence."He will cooperate with the police and come out at the right time", Bhati said."Certainly he should surrender, but I should also make it clear that the probe should be conducted by a bigger agency for the truth to be revealed, he said, suggesting that the CBI should take over". However, Singh's sister said, "We do not want money".

SK Bhagat, the inspector general at the police station in Siyana, identified the four as Sajid Ali, Sarfuddin, Asif and Nanhe.

Garg said the Jaithara-Kuraoli road leading to his village in Etah would be renamed after the inspector.

The officer's younger son Abhishek said Hindu- Muslim riots should stop and the culture of mob lynching must end. "People should understand this and not take the law in their hands", he told a news channel before the meeting with Adityanath.

However, earlier the Uttar Pradesh police had debunked the moving rumours of any communal angle. "If we fight among ourselves, we don't need any Pakistan or China to do us harm", Abhishek said.

Uttar Pradesh, the scene of Monday's violence, prohibits cow slaughter.

The police have registered a case against 88 persons, of whom 25 have been named.

Trouble began late on Sunday night when groups of local villagers alleged cow carcasses were lying near Mahaw village.

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