Cop killed in Bulandshahr violence consigned to flames by friends, family
Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was killed in a mob violence in Bulandshahr district of western Uttar Pradesh on Monday, was on Tuesday cremated in his ancestral village Jaithra in Etah district, police said.
Amid a sea of emotions, senior police officials played the pallbearers, before the body of Singh wrapped in a tri-colour was put on the funeral pyre.
The cremation was got delayed since the relatives and family members of the slain officer demanded that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath come and meet them and that the village be declared a martyr's village.
Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders of the region, including Farrukhabad MP Mukesh Rajput and Aliganj legislator Satyapal Singh Rathore, pacified the heart-broken family members and assured them that their demands will be met.
The family also alleged that the Inspector was shot dead in a planned manner and under a deep-rooted conspiracy. Lawmakers told the family that a probe is underway and that all angles are being investigated. They also said that justice will be done to them.
Meanwhile, Sumit, the youth who was also killed by a bullet in Monday's violence in Bulandshahr, was also cremated in his village. His family has alleged that he was innocent and had gone to drop a friend to the bus stop and he was shot on his way back.
The family also alleged that slain Inspector Singh had shot him.
(With inputs from agencies.)