Bulandshahr mob violence: 4 arrested

Four persons were arrested on Tuesday after police lodged an FIR against over two dozen people for rioting and murder in connection with the violence in Bulandshahr, officials said.

As many as 27 people have been named in the FIR, while cases have been lodged against 50 to 60 unidentified people, they said.

A police inspector, who had probed the Akhlaq lynching case initially, and a 20-year-old local man 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, according to police.

Additional Director General (Meerut zone) Prashant Kumar had said the protestors from Mahaw village and nearby areas pelted stones on police and indulged in arson, set 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.