UP mob violence: Soldier seen in videos allegedly shot cop
In the recent killing of a police inspector by a mob frenzy over cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr on Monday, a soldier has emerged as a key suspect in the killing. According to sources, Police is investigating whether Jeetu Fauji, an army jawan posted in Srinagar, could have fired the shot that killed Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh. However, a senior officer investigating the incident told NDTV it is too soon to say conclusively that Jeetu Fauji is the one who shot inspector Singh.
To further verify the matter, two police teams have been sent to Jammu and Kashmir to track down Jeetu Fauji, who is seen in various videos of the mob violence in Bulandshahr. Though, his mother Ratan Kaur said she could not identify her son from videos of the mob attack.
Other the other hand, other family members of Jeetu Fauji have confirmed that he was present when the mob killing took place and left for Kargil after the incident. Jeetu’s aunt Chandravati said, “He came from the spot and said, ‘see the drama’ and left for Kargil the same evening.”
So far, four people have been arrested for the mob violence which erupted after cow carcasses were found scattered in a forest near a village.
Apparently, inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and his team had gone to the village to tackle the violence when they came under attack. In one such video, it was seen that a wild mob is seen chasing the policemen and shouting: “Maaro, take his gun!”
Notably, inspector Singh was assaulted with a sharp weapon and then shot in the head.
Also, the police officer is seen with a man looking like Jeetu Fauji around the time he was killed, in of those videos.