Sub Inspector Suresh Kumar speaking to ANI on Police Inspector Subodh Kumar's killing
Sub Inspector Suresh Kumar speaking to ANI on Police Inspector Subodh Kumar's killing

Bulandshahr violence: 300-500 people attacked police force, says eyewitness

ANI | Updated: Dec 04, 2018 02:18 IST

Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec 4 (ANI): Sub Inspector Suresh Kumar, an eyewitness in the killing of Uttar Pradesh Police Inspector Subodh Kumar claimed that around 300-500 people had attacked the entire police force.
Speaking to ANI Kumar said, "The crowd jammed the road and started throwing stones at the police. There were around 300-500 people. The entire police force was attacked. I got hurt myself and after that, I do not know what happened."
Elaborating upon the series of events that took place on Monday, Kumar added, "The police got information about the incident and reached the spot. After reaching the spot we saw remains of cattle and told people that we will send the same for post-mortem. It was a situation of chaos, our officials noted the statement of people. But all of them were saying different things we tried to make them understand but failed."
Furthermore, he told ANI that the deceased Inspector was like an elder brother to him and was a nice man.
Singh lost his life on Monday in the clashes that erupted over the presence of illegal animal slaughterhouses in Bulandshahr city and was also the Investigating officer (IO) of the Akhlaq lynching case.
As per the police, clashes began after locals found cattle carcass in the nearby area.
During the violence that ensued in the region, a local youth, identified as Sumit, was shot and immediately shifted to a hospital in Meerut. However, he succumbed to his injuries.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also expressed grief over the death of Subodh and Sumit. (ANI)