NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday finally broke his silence on the death of police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh during the mob violence in Bulandshahr after four days claiming that it was an accident. 'There was no case of mob lynching, what happened in Bulandshahr was an accident,' he said. Adityanath also promised that those responsible will be punished.
Singh was shot in the head on Monday. The mob, which according to the police FIR was formed of men from right-wing Hindu outfits, had also blocked cops from taking him for treatment and he had died before he could reach the hospital.
Police has booked 90 men for the incident, naming 28 of them. The suspects include members of BJP Yuva Morcha, VHP and the Bajrang Dal
The reaction comes a day after the chief minister met Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He met the victim’s family only on Thursday, three days after the death, and the meeting too was scheduled after he faced backlash.