Following the arrest of Prashant Natt, the man accused of killing Inspector Subodh Singh in the Bulandshahr violence that took place in December last year, the Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested one more youth, Kalua, who allegedly attacked Inspector Singh with an axe. An axe has been recovered from him and Kalua will be produced in the court later today.
According to the Police, during the interrogation, it was revealed that the person who attacked Inspector Singh was Kalua. Police expects to arrest other accused shortly. According to reports, Kalua was arrested from a far-flung village in Bulandshar after the Police received information of his presence there.
Some reports suspect a larger political conspiracy in the Bulandshahr cow slaughter case, which led to the violence on 3rd December. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, too, had called the violence a political conspiracy hatched by those who had lost their political grounds.
Earlier, it was widely reported that Yogesh Raj, a local Bajrang Dal leader was the prime accused in the death of Inspector Subodh following the violence on December 3. However, police officer Kumar said that while Yogesh had a role in instigating the crowd and creating chaos in the police station, he is not a suspect in the inspector’s killing that occurred later.
The investigation conducted by the UP police has so far revealed that the death of Sumit triggered the killing of inspector Subodh Kumar and Sumit later succumbed to his injuries. Three to four people, including Natt, are suspected to have been near the police jeep when the inspector was shot dead. Kalua is accused of attacking Inspector Singh with an axe.
On December 3rd, violence broke out in Bulandshahr after carcasses of cows were found in a field in Mahav village near Chingravati, Bulandshahr. 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 protest turned violent where the police inspector Subodh Singh accidentally shot Sumit, a 17-year-old boy. Inspector Singh too died by a bullet. Investigation is currently underway to identify the culprits.