Bulandshahr: In yet another shocking revelation in the Bulandshahr violence case, an Army jawan has now emerged as a key suspect in the killing of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in mob frenzy over alleged cow slaughter on Monday. Also Read - US Welcomes Steps Taken To Return J&K To Full Economic And Political Normalcy
According to reports, Jeetu Fauji, an Army jawan posted in Srinagar, is suspected to have fired at the policeman that led to his killing. He can be seen in various videos of mob violence that went viral following the incident on December 3. Also Read - Mentally Unstable Man Kills Wife, 2 Daughters With Hammer in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr
The suspect soldier is likely to be arrested today as two police teams have been sent to Jammu and Kashmir to nab him. He is beleievd to have fled to Kashmir following the incident. Also Read - UP Shocker: Body of 13-year-old Girl Found Buried in Pit For 6 Days, Family Alleges Rape
After the four arrests announced on Tuesday, there have been no further arrests in connection with the mob violence. Also, Yogesh Raj, believed to be the main accused in the mob violence, continues to be absconding.
On Wednesday, a video emerged in which he could be seen claiming innocence, saying he was not present at the site.
Meanwhile, in a video that surfaced Thursday, local BJP leader Shikhar Agarwal, who is also named in the FIR, is heard blaming the slain police inspector for the violence which erupted around a police post.
Agarwal, who is BJP’s Syana unit youth wing president, claimed it was the inspector who created tension by stopping him and others from taking some carcasses to the Chingrawathi police post for filing an FIR over the alleged cow slaughter.
Also, in a surprising development, names of two minors, aged 11 and 12, of the Naya Bans village appeared in the FIR against seven people of the village in connection with the alleged cow slaughter.
Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who had initially probed the 2015 lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq, and a 20-year-old local man, Sumit Kumar, 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.