UP: Police officer killed in protest over alleged cow slaughter in Bulandshahr
A police officer was killed in clashes that broke out in Shyana area of Bulandshahr district in Uttar Pradesh during protests over speculations of alleged cow slaughter. The officer was killed in the ensuing firing after protestors attacked a police station, setting a police van to fire. While the situation is tense, a heavy police force has been deployed in the area to restore peace.
“One police inspector dead during a clash with people protesting against illegal slaughterhouses in Bulandshahr,” District Magistrate Bulandshahr Anuj Jha was quoted as saying by ANI.
According to reports, protests in the area began after people found the alleged carcass of a cow in the field. During the protest, police opened fire to scatter the crowd following which the mob attacked the police station. The mob vandalised the station while setting arson to police vehicles.
As the situation worsened, District Magistrate and Senior police officials visited the spot.
(This is a developing story, more details awaited)