Gazipur,Dec 30 : Nine persons have been arrested in connection with the horrific murder case of constable Suresh Vats in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur, while police have registered an FIR against 32 persons and nearly 100 unidentified persons were also named in the FIR as accused.
Police Constable Suresh Vats was posted at the Kareemuddinpur police station in Ghazipur. Vats along with one other police personnel were returning from security duty at PM Modi’s rally in Ghazipur when he and other policemen entered into an argument with protesters belonging to Rashtriya Nishad Party who were demanding reservation.
The workers hurled stones at the policemen and torched some vehicles. While more policemen arrived to chase the mob away and detained a few of them.
Constable Vats and other policemen were hurt in the stone pelting and later he succumbed to injuries even before he could be brought to the hospital
The constable’s death is the second such incident this month. On December 3, police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed in Bulandshahr in western UP when he tried to stop a mob of right-wing activists and villagers from keeping cattle carcasses to block a road from where a large number of Muslims were to return after a religious congregation.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has condoled the death of the policeman and has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 40 lakh to his widow, a government spokesman said.
“He has announced Rs 40-lakh compensation for the wife of the deceased and Rs 10 lakhs to his parents if alive”, said the spokesman.
The Chief Minister has also announced “extraordinary pension for the wife of the deceased and government service for one person of his family”.