Army Soldier Suspected Of Killing Bulandshahr Cop Detained In J&K

Jitendra Malik, alias Jeetu Fauji, was detained from 22 Rashtriya Rifles Army camp in Sopore. He had reportedly fled to J&K after the Bulandshahr violence.

The Army soldier who is suspected of killing a policeman during Bulandshahr violence in Uttar Pradesh has been detained by his unit in Jammu and Kashmir and will be handed over to Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday.

Jitendra Malik, alias Jeetu Fauji, was detained from 22 Rashtriya Rifles Army camp in Sopore. Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a 22-year-old undergraduate student Sumit Kumar were killed in the violence that broke out in Bulandshahr apparently after cow carcasses were found strewn in a nearby jungle.

A special investigation team’s (SIT) report had suggested that both of them were shot dead with the same bore (.32) pistol or pistols. Police believe the pistol belongs to Jeetu Fauji who reportedly opened fire, killing the policeman. Police had earlier detained three other people in this connection and have been interrogating them.

Subodh Singh’s post-mortem examination report has said that a bullet entered the police officer’s skull and remained stuck there. The bullet entry wound was 1.5 cm by 1 cm. An X-ray of Singh’s head clearly showed the bullet stuck in the rear of the skull.

The post-mortem examination also found four to six marks of injuries inflicted by stones.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh had initially probed the lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq, and the death is, hence, being linked with to the 2015 episode.

Subodh Singh’s wife and son have alleged conspiracy in view of this and asked the state government for an appropriate probe into this.

(India Today Reports)

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