A police officer was killed in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr on Monday after a violence broke out in the aftermath of an alleged case of cow slaughter.
The officer was killed in the ensuing firing after protestors attacked a police station, setting a police van to fire.
According to reports, protests took place near the Chingrawathi crossing area where hundreds of people had gathered after they found the alleged carcass of a cow in the field.
The protesters soon entered into a scuffle with the local police and the crowd started pelting stones at them. During the protest, police opened fire to scatter the crowd following which the mob attacked the police station. The mob vandalised the station while setting arson to police vehicles.