New Delhi: Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday termed Bulandshahr and Ghazipur incidents as unfortunate and said that some elements are trying to disturb the environment. His reaction came in an apparent reference to the death of police constable in the Ghazipur district of Uttar Pradesh.

Talking to reporters, Goyal said, “People tell me miscreants prefer to stay behind bars, they are afraid of coming out. This kind of situation has been seen for the first time. It’s unfortunate that Bulandshahr and Ghazipur incidents happened, some elements are trying to disturb the environment.”

Notably, a police constable was killed in stone pelting by protesters while returning from the venue of a public meeting addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur. Police have arrested 19 people in the connection with the incident.

The police have registered an FIR against 92 people, including 60 unnamed. “32 people have been named in the FIR. 60 unnamed people also mentioned in the FIR. A few people have also been arrested,” MP Pathak, CO City, Ghazipur had said.

Constable Suresh Vats (48) from Karimuddinpur police station was hit on the head by a stone when he went to end a traffic jam caused by the protests.

 “He was immediately taken to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries,” the SP had said. He said about 15 party workers were detained. The police are trying to identify other protesters through the video footage of the incident.

The constable was from Raniganj in Pratapgarh district.

The death comes less than a month after the killing of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was shot dead during mob violence in Bulandshahr district over alleged cow slaughter. The man who allegedly shot the Bulandshahr inspector was arrested this week.

Modi had addressed a public meeting after laying the foundation stone for a medical college and releasing a postal stamp on Maharaj Suheldev.