- Police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed by a mob in Bulandshahr
- The mob had gone on a rampage over 25 cow carcasses
- UP government has declared Rs 40 lakh as compensation for his family
One of the two sons of Subodh Kumar Singh, the police officer killed yesterday by a mob that went on the rampage over cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, had just finished his exams when he received the news that shattered his world. "He wanted us to be good citizen. He wanted us to be people who didn't incite violence in the name of religion," said Abhishek Singh.
Sharing his last conversation with his father, he said: "I had spoken to him one day before the incident. He was telling me to work on my weak subjects and advised me to focus more on the subject in which I received fewer marks during the last examination."
His older brother Shreya wept at his father's funeral. "He was a very good human being. The last time I talked to him, he asked me if I had food. He lost his life in the line of duty," he said, barely able to speak. "Sometimes, he would be told not to investigate some case...but he always did."
Their mother Sunita kept mumbling to relatives that her husband had asked for leave but it had been denied. Had he been granted his leave, he would have been alive, she cried.
Police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a few other policemen were trying to control the mob when they were outnumbered and the situation went out of control. Mr Singh was hit with a stone by the mob, which went on to chase his SUV, corner it in the fields and shoot him dead.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has declared Rs. 40 lakh for Mr Singh's family, Rs. 10 lakh for his parents and a government job for a family member.
The officer's sister said he had been killed because he had investigated the mob lynching of a Muslim man Mohammad Akhlaq in Dadri in 2015.
(With Inputs From ANI)