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Bulandshahr violence: Mob of over 300 attacked us, says eyewitness cop

Prime News, National Lucknow), December 4:- A mob of at least 300 people attacked the police force in the Bulandshahr incident that claimed the life of Uttar Pradesh Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and 20-year-old Sumit.

“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,” claimed Sub Inspector Suresh Kumar, an eyewitness.

Violent protests erupted in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr on Monday over alleged illegal slaughterhouses in the area.

Sources said protests started after villagers found the carcass of a cow and its progeny in a jungle in Mahaw village. Angry villagers and members of various Hindu groups brought the animal remains in tractor-trolley to the Chingarwathi Police Chowki and demanded action against the culprits. They raised slogans against the police administration and blocked the Bulandshahr-Garh highway.

The police were informed at 11 am on Monday about alleged illegal cow slaughter in the area, following which they rushed to the spot.

“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,” added Suresh Kumar. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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