UP: Cop killed in Bulandshahar during protests over illegal slaughterhouses

The protesters were reportedly agitated over police inaction after repeated complaints about illegal slaughterhouses in the area.

One Police Inspector has died after people protesting against illegal slaughterhouses in Bulandshahar clashed with the Police.

As per reports, protesters had gathered outside a police station claiming that they had discovered carcasses of cows in their locality. Angered with police inaction even after repeated complaints, they clashed with the police.

The police, as per reports, opened fire at the protesters. It is claimed that the police was forced to open fire after the protesters attacked them with stones. In the chaos, inspector Subodh Kumar Singh lost his life. A youth, Sumit, too, succumbed to injuries.

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Vehicles have also been vandalized by the mob, as per reports. The situation, now, is believed to be under control as more forces have been deployed in the area. “Those behind this will be identified. Arrests will be made soon,” Uttar Pradesh ADG (law and order) Anand Kumar told India TV.

As per reports, unidentified people had slaughtered 25-30 cows in the area. Hindu organisations were incensed after seeing the corpses. A large gathering of Muslims has also been reported in the area. The protesters are believed to have clashed with them as well.

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