Police Are Not Being Able To Protect Their Own: Son Of Cop Killed In Ghazipur

| December 30 , 2018 , 15:30 IST

The son of the police constable Suresh Vats who died in Ghazipur stone-pelting incident on Saturday has criticized the state police department, who failed to protect even their own people.

It is learnt that constable Suresh Vats was returning from his security duty at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in the district when he was hit by a stone. He died on the spot.

According to media reports, the police has identified the attackers as members of the Nishad Party, which was holding a district-wide agitation to demand greater reservation in government jobs and colleges for their community.

Speaking to media VP Singh, son of Suresh Vats said,"Police are not being able to protect their own. What can we expect from them? What will we do with compensation now? Earlier, similar incident took place in Bulandshahr."

The police have arrested nineteen people and detained several others in connection with the violence. They have filed 32 named and over 100 unidentified people in the FIR.

"32 people have been named in the FIR. 60 unnamed people have also been mentioned in the FIR. A few people have been arrested," said MP Pathak, CO City, Ghazipur.

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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had announced a compensation of Rs. 40 lakh for the policeman's wife and Rs. 10 lakh for his parents.

This was the second similar kind of incident which took place this month earlier, a policeman was killed in mob violence. On December 3, inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was shot dead during violence over cow carcasses in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr.

However, Nishad Party chief Sanjay Kumar Nishad denied that members of his party were involved in the policeman's death. "We want a detailed police investigation into the incident. The BJP is trying to defame us by levelling false allegations," he said.