Two killed in cow protest

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A PO­LICE of­fi­cer and a civil­ian were killed in vi­o­lence that rocked the Bulandshahr district, in Ut­tar Pradesh on Mon­day af­ter Hindu ac­tivists went berserk – al­leg­ing that a cow had been slaugh­tered, po­lice said.

A Spe­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team has been con­sti­tuted to probe the mat­ter and sub­mit a re­port to the Ut­tar Pradesh gov­ern­ment.

Ad­di­tional di­rec­tor gen­eral of po­lice Anand Ku­mar said the sta­tion house of­fi­cer of Syana, Su­bodh Ku­mar Singh, was at­tacked and in­jured crit­i­cally, as Hindu ac­tivists brought the al­leged car­cass of the cow on to the road, jammed traffic and stoned po­lice per­son­nel.

The po­lice of­fi­cer and some con­sta­bles were rushed to a med­i­cal fa­cil­ity, where he was de­clared dead, district Mag­is­trate Anuj Jha said.

In the po­lice shoot­ing that fol­lowed, a youth, Su­mit Anand, was hit. He suc­cumbed to the gun­shot wounds in a hospi­tal. Se­nior po­lice of­fi­cials ar­rived at the crime scene to en­sure that the ten­sion abated. | IANS

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