Singh was one of the two persons killed in the violence following alleged cow slaughter in a Bulandshahr village. Singh’s widow Rajni has threatened to commit suicide in Bulandshahr, if those guilty for killing her husband go unpunished.
Rajni has alleged that there seemed to be a conspiracy to kill her husband. “Where were the cops and driver accompanying him when he was attacked,” Rajni had asked before the funeral on Tuesday.
The widow had also talked about ‘threats’ received by her husband in the past. Manisha Chauhan, sister of slain cop, has demanded a CBI probe and wanted to know if the death had any connection with the investigations Singh had carried out, including that of the Dadri lynching case in which Akhlaq was killed in 2015 allegedly after beef was found in his house.
Earlier, Uttar Pradesh minister Atul Garg met the family of the slain inspector and handed over confirmation that Rs 40 lakh had been transferred to the account of the dependent Subodh Singh.
Yogi Adityanath’s decision to meet the slain inspector’s family is being considered significant in the backdrop of reports of simmering unrest in a section of police personnel who allegedly sympathized with constable Prashant Chaudhary arrested for killing of IT firm executive Vivek Tiwari in Lucknow recently.