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04/12/2018 4:11 PM IST | Updated 04/12/2018 4:12 PM IST

Bulandshahr: Father Taught Us To Be Secular, Says Son Of Inspector Killed In Violence

Inspector Subodh Kumar and a 20-year-old youth were killed after a mob went on a rampage protesting alleged cow slaughter.

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A police officer inspects the vandalised remains of a car in which Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was attacked.

Abhishek Kumar, son of Inspector Subodh Kumar who was killed during the violence in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, on Monday said that his father wanted his children to respect all religions.

Talking to ANI, he said, "My father wanted me to be a good citizen who doesn't incite violence in society in the name of religion. Today my father lost his life in this Hindu-Muslim dispute, tomorrow whose father will lose his life?"

Subodh Kumar and a 20-year-old youth were killed on Monday after a mob went on a rampage protesting alleged illegal cow slaughter.

The police inspector, who had probed the Akhlaq lynching case, and the local man died of gunshot injuries as the mob torched a police post and clashed with cops, according to the police.

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The police has arrested four people in connection with the violence and ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said that the situation in Bulandshahr was gradually returning to normal.

As many as 27 people have been named in the FIR, registered early Tuesday morning, while cases have been lodged against 50 to 60 unidentified people, the police said.

(With PTI inputs)