Violence broke here on Monday over alleged illegal slaughter of cattle, leaving a police inspector and a youth dead as a mob went on a rampage here torching a police post and clashed with police, which opened fire to control the situation, officials said.
Additional Director General of Meerut zone Prashant Kumar said the protesters from Mahaw village and nearby areas pelted stones on the police and indulged in arson setting several vehicles and the Chingarwathi Police Chowki on fire.
Inspector Subodh Kumar, who was posted at the Syana Police Station, died in the violence, he said, but did not elaborate.
Police said a 20-year-old youth, identified as Sumit died of gun-shot wounds.
The trouble started after villagers found some body parts of cow and its progeny in a jungle in Mahaw village, the ADG said.
Angry villagers and members of various Hindu groups brought the animal remains in tractor-trolley to the Chingarwathi Police Chowki and demanded action against the culprits.
They raised slogans against the police administration and blocked the Bulandshahr-Garh highway.
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