Violent clashes broke out in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district as a police inspector was killed after reports of alleged cow slaughter, police said.
Additional Director General of Meerut zone Prashant Kumar said a mob pelted the police with stones and indulged in arson setting several vehicles and the Chingarwathi Police Chowki on fire.
Police Inspector Subodh Kumar has died in the violence, he said.
As tension prevailed in the area, policemen from several police stations have been rushed along with senior officials to take control of the situation, police said.
There was report of a youth succumbing to injuries received in police firing, but there was no official confirmation. (with inputs from PTI)