Lucknow sources stated that the killing of a second policeman in Uttar Pradesh within a month has provided fuel to the state opposition for attacks on chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Accordingly eleven persons have been arrested in the murder case of constable Suresh Vats, eight others for rioting and destruction of public property. Meanwhile Suresh Vats, who was on duty for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Ghazipur, was on his way back when he was attacked by a mob of protesters.
Furthermore Akhilesh Yadav Samajwadi Party leader and Yogi Adityanath's predecessor hit out at the government today, saying law and order was never as bad as it is under the BJP government. Reportedly he further said who was indirectly behind the attack on the constable. "The incident has happened because of what the Chief Minister keeps on saying 'thok do' (shoot them)," he said, referring to the growing number of encounters in the state.
Previously on December 3, inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was shot dead in Bulandshahr after a mob went berserk when carcasses of several cows were found in the outskirts of a village. Moreover the attackers had used stones, sticks to hit him and chopped off his fingers with an axe before shooting him.