The Uttar Pradesh government has announced financial assistance to the kin of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh who died of gunshot injuries on Monday as a rampaging mob protesting alleged illegal cow slaughter torched a police post in Bulandshahr and clashed with cops.
In a statement issued here, Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said, "Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a financial assistance of Rs 40 lakh to the wife of Subodh Kumar Singh and Rs 10 lakh to his parents."
The chief minister has also announced an extraordinary pension for the dependent family of the deceased inspector and government job for a member of his family, the statement said.
Singh, who had probed the Akhlaq lynching case initially, and a youth died of gunshot injuries in the violence on Monday, officials said.
Additional Director General (Meerut zone) Prashant Kumar said the protestors from Mahaw village and nearby areas pelted stones on the police and indulged in arson, setting ablaze several vehicles and Chingarwathi Police Chowki, after some body parts of cows were found in a jungle near the village, prompting the police to open fire.
Inspector Singh, who was posted at the Siana Police Station, suffered a gunshot injury in addition to wounds from hard and blunt objects, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said, citing a post-mortem report.
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