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Bulandshahr mob violence: police officer was assaulted before being shot dead

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The police are on the lookout for accused Kalua, who allegedly attacked the officer first with an axe, causing him deep injury.

Officer Subodh Kumar Singh was hit with a sharp axe, assaulted with stones and sticks before being shot dead during the mob violence in Bulandshahr earlier this month, new information on the incident revealed on Friday.

The police on Thursday arrested Prashant Natt, the person they claimed shot dead Singh after snatching the service pistol of the officer. They are now trying to nab others who assaulted the officer before he was shot.

Mob tried to burn him

The mob also tried to burn his body which was hanging by the door of his official jeep in the middle of the fields in Syana, said SSP Bulandshahr Prabhakar Chaudhary.

The police are on the lookout for accused Kalua, who allegedly attacked the officer first with an axe, causing him deep injury.

“The mob became violent after that,” said Mr. Chaudhary, adding that 4-5 persons were involved in the killing of the officer.

Johny, the accused who snatched the officer’s pistol, is under arrest.

The police said Natt was arrested on the basis of eyewitness accounts, videos of the incident and intelligence information gathered.

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