A bone-chilling video of Bulandshahr violence has emerged online showing a wild mob running amok on the street while chanting “maaro, maaro” (attack) revealing new details into the gruesome killing of Inspector Subodh Kumar who was shot dead allegedly by a Bajrang Dal activist during the mob attack.
In the video, Sumit, 20, a local youth who was also killed in the violence, is seen with a chest wound, but does not appear to be a bystander as has been reported so far and as his family claims. Sumit is seen in the video as part of the mob throwing stones at the police.
The three-minute mobile phone video also shows Subodh Kumar lying motionless in a field.
The killing of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and Sumit, a 20-year-old local man, are linked, suggests the video.
The feral crowd enters a field and some of them can be hear shouting that “shots have been fired”. Then Sumit, bleeding, is seen being helped to safety by two men.
A constable armed with a gun is seen in a field as the mob closes in, with the video-taker repeatedly shouting: “Snatch the guns. Maaro, maaro.”
The final frame in the video is that of the inspector, prone on the ground.
Later, according to what his driver has told the police, he was shot by the mob. The driver had bundled him into his SUV and was trying to take him to hospital when the mob caught up with the vehicle, cornered it in the field and shot the officer.
The mob was allegedly led by Yogesh Raj, an activist of the rightwing group Bajrang Dal, who had complained to the police about cow slaughter after carcasses were found scattered in a forest.
Inspector Kumar may have been killed in retaliation to police firing on an advancing, hostile mob, which allegedly resulted in one of the protesters getting shot, the NDTV reported.
The police, trying to placate the protesters, came under attack and fired shots in the air as the situation rapidly spiraled out of control.