In a major twist to Bulandshahr violence case, Uttar Pradesh police has arrested the person accused of murdering police officer Subodh Kumar Singh, and surprisingly it is neither the absconding Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj nor the soldier Jeetu Fauji, who were earlier suspected for the crime.
According to police sources, the actual culprit is Prashant Natt, a 30 year old petty criminal who is a native of Bulandshahr but works as taxi driver in Delhi. Several teams of UP police conducted raids before finally arresting Natt.
Police sources said Nutt has confessed to his crime and told the cops that he snatched inspector Singh’s pistol and then shot him dead. He has also revealed that the inspector was already injured as he was cornered by the mob in a field and attacked with stones.
Police discovered Natt’s involvement through video footages and testimonies of those arrested in the case. Earlier Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj was suspected to have shot the police officer. Later some source suggested that the bullet which took Singh’s life was fired by an army soldier named Jeetu Fauji.
Natt, along with three other absconding accused Satish, Vineet and Sachin had put a surrender plea in Bulandshahr court last week but did not turn up to surrender. Natt’s family, including his parents, wife and children, disappeared from their house in Chingravati village after the incident.
Violence broke out at Bulandshahr after carcasses of cows were found. Protesters gathered outside of the police station to stage a protest. During this, Officer Subodh Kumar Singh accidentally shot a 17 year old boy named Sumeet. This angered the crowd, and someone out of it backfired at Singh, taking his life.