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Gautam Buddh Nagar cops donate one day salary to help Subodh Kumar's family

Press Trust of India  |  Noida (UP) 

The police Tuesday came forward to lend financial support to the family of Singh, who was shot dead on duty in a mob violence in

Singh, who was posted as the in Siana of the adjoining district, had earlier served in Gautam Buddh Nagar's Dadri area where he had initially probed the Akhlaq lynching case.

Now officials across the police department, from to the level in Gautam Buddh Nagar, are donating their one day salary to the family of Singh and expecting to raise around Rs 40 lakh.

"I had appealed to all officials to contribute their one day salary. We are about 3,000 police officials here and expect to raise between Rs 35 lakh to Rs 40 lakh for the family," SSP Ajay Pal Sharma told

"We are with Subodh Kumar's family," he said.

The inspector and 20-year-old had died of gunshot injuries on Monday as a rampaging mob protesting alleged cow slaughter torched a police post and clashed with the cops in

The inspector's son said his father wanted him to be a good citizen who doesn't provoke violence over religion.

"My father has lost his life in this Hindu-Muslim dispute. Whose father is next?" said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 22:40 IST