Bulandshahr violence: Arrests over India policeman killing

Source: BBC News

Four men have been held over the killing of an Indian police officer in mob violence that erupted after rumours spread that cows had been slaughtered.

Subodh Kumar Singh was killed as police clashed with right-wing Hindu groups which said police failed to halt the killing of cows in Uttar Pradesh state.

Cows are considered holy by India’s majority Hindu population and many states have now banned cow slaughter.

The issue has sparked violence before, but an attack on police is unheard of.

So-called cow vigilantism has been on the rise and led to several killings in the past few years.

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Categories: Asia, India, The Muslim Times

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