Lucknow: In the second such incident in as many days in Uttar Pradesh, a police Sub-inspector was gunned down by unidentified assailants in Hapur district, a day after a policeman was shot dead in Badaun district.
Sukhbeer Singh (57) was shot dead in Hapur district when he was going to Meerut on Thursday to pursue a case. He died during treatment in a hospital.
On June 22, police Sub-inspector Sarvesh Yadav and constable Pramod Kumar were shot at in Binawar area in Ghatbeti village in Badaun district when they were on a patrol duty. They were referred to Bareilly where Yadav died during treatment. The condition of Kumar was stated to be serious.
The two incidents came close on the heels of the killing of SHO Santosh Kumar Yadav in Mathura early this month and Superintendent of Police (City) Mukul Dwivedi when they were attacked while removing encroachments from a public park.
A police team was also attacked when it had gone to arrest a robbery case accused in Saharanpur district on June 4, leaving two constables injured. In the run up to the 2017 Assembly elections, opposition parties have been targeting Akhilesh Yadav government accusing it of 'goonda raj'.