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Police officer, civilian die after alleged cow slaughter

IANS  |  Bulandshahr 

A and a civilian were killed in violence that rocked district in on Monday after Hindu activists went berserk alleging that a cow had been slaughtered, police said.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been constituted to probe the matter and submit a report to the government at the earliest, an said.

of Police said the 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 and some constables were rushed to a medical facility where he was declared dead, said.

In the police firing that followed, a youth, Sumit Anand, was shot. He succumbed to the gunshot wounds in a hospital.

Senior police officials have reached the crime scene to ensure that the tension abates.

--IANS

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 18:28 IST
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