The Uttar Pradesh police today arrested the main suspect in the deadly violence that broke out last month in
Bulandshahr, Yogesh Raj, after one month of the incident. The local Bajrang Dal leader is among several suspects named in an FIR.
A total of 33 arrests have now been made in connection with the violence that erupted in Bulandshahr’s Siyana area on December 3, after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village. A police inspector, Subodh Kumar Singh, and a civilian, Sumit Kumar, were killed.
Inspector Singh was the investigating officer in the 2015 Akhlaq lynching case. A man suspected to have attacked Subodh Singh with an axe, and another who allegedly shot him after the axe attack, were arrested on January 1 and December 27, respectively. An Army jawan, Jitendra Malik, has also been arrested.
An FIR against 27 named people and 50-60 unidentified people was registered at the Siyana police station for the violence at the Chingrawathi police post.