Army jawan seen in mob violence videos is suspected of killing UP cop

Army jawan seen in mob violence videos is suspected of killing UP cop
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Lucknow: In the killing of a Uttar Pradesh police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in mob rage over cow slaughter in Bulandshahr, an Army jawan has emerged as a key suspect.

An Army jawan, Jeetu Fauji who is posted in Kargil could have fired the shot that killed Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, sources from Police said that they are investigating whether the jawan was behind inspector Subodh’s killing.

In one of the videos, the murdered police officer is seen with a man resembling with the Army jawan at the time he was killed, the police said. Police sources said there are other videos as well in which the same man is present as part of the mob.

The Jawan’s family confirmed that he was in the village on the day of the violence and went back to Kashmir the same evening. Police teams have been sent to track him down in Jammu and Kashmir where he is posted.

Jawan’s mother Ratan Kaur, said she could not identify her son from videos of that attack and further stated that “If he is the one who has killed the inspector then he deserves to be punished.”

A police inspector and a 20-year-old man were killed on Monday, when a mob of some 400 people attacked police in Siyana area of Bulandshahr district, apparently after right-wing activists were angered by the discovery of cow carcasses strewn in a nearby jungle.

The inspector was shot in the head on Monday. The mob, which according to the police FIR was formed of men from right-wing Hindu outfits, had also blocked cops from taking him for treatment and he had died before he could reach the hospital.