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Cop resorted to lathicharge leading to protesters turning violent, claims BJP MP from Bulandshahr

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Bhola Singh, of the (BJP) from Bulandshahr, claimed on Thursday that a was seen resorting to lathicharge following which protesters turned violent in the incident on December 3. Two persons, including an rank officer of the Police, died in the violence.

"I have come across a video where a is saying that protesters became violent only after police resorted to lathicharge. Why such a situation arose that general public was lathicharged instead of pacifying him?" Singh told ANI.

On December 3, was killed in the violence following carcasses of allegedly 25 cattle were found in the forests close to a police post, with locals alleging that the carcasses were of cows slaughtered illegally. Till now, four people have been arrested in connection with the case.

Earlier in the day, the government as a mark of respect and rich tribute announced that Jaithari-Kuraoli road leading to the village of slain in Etah has been renamed to 'Shri A college will also be named after him.

The announcement was made after the family of the deceased cop met with and UP Director General of Police OP Singh at the official residence of the

Following the gruesome incident, Adityanath had announced a compensation of Rs 40 lakh for Singh's wife, Rs 10 lakh for his parents and a government job for a member of his family.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 15:40 IST