The wife of Uttar Pradesh police officer Subodh Kumar Singh, who was killed in mob violence in Bulandshahr on Monday, met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday and told him that her husband used to get threats from over the phone as he was handling complaints against cow slaughter.
Singh’s wife and her two sons met Adityanath in Lucknow on Thursday.
In a video circulated to the media after the meeting, Singh’s wife can be heard saying, “There is one more thing, Sir. My husband used to call me to the police station (Syana). He used to say that he misses us so we used to go there. I remember that the last time I was there, three people had been arrested for cow slaughter.”
“I have informed the chief minister about all this and he has assured us of a fair inquiry. My husband was a straightforward man and never used to succumb to pressures. He used to receive threats. He used to record the calls. This record has all gone with the mobile missing after his killing,” Rajni said while speaking to the Hindustan Times over the phone after the meeting.
“The mobile must have been taken away by the person who knew that his threats were being recorded in the mobile. My husband used to download threats on a laptop from the mobile but could not do so for past one month,” she added.
Adityanath has assured the family that those guilty of killing Singh would not be spared.
Apart from announcing Rs. 50 lakh relief for Singh’s family, Adityanath said that the state government will also pay the amount of Rs. 30 lakh, which Singh’s family owes to a bank.
Singh was killed by a mob when the former went to control the violence caused over the slaughter of 25 cows in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr.
The police became the target of the mob when they tried to clear a road which had been blocked by the angry protesters. The uncontrollable mob started chasing police and threw stones at them.
Singh suffered a injury in his head with the stones thrown at them by the mob. While his driver put him into his SUV and drove to take him to hospital, the mob chased the car.
The mob was able to corner the car in a field and shot Singh.