Lucknow, October 3: After the death of eight people in the Lakhimpur incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed grief over the incident and called it unfortunate.
“The Chief Minister expressed grief over the Lakhimpur incident. He described the incident as very unfortunate. The Uttar Pradesh government will investigate the matter in detail and take strict action against the culprits,” the state government statement said.
The ADG Law and Order, IG Lucknow Range and Additional Chief Secretary are present on the spot, the statement said.
Uttar Pradesh Police said eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday.
Lakhimpur Kheri Additional Superintendent of Police Arun Kumar Singh confirmed the death of eight people, including four farmers and four riders, in a vehicle that allegedly ransacked the farmers.
The United Kisan Morcha (SKM) has issued a statement regarding the incident, claiming the death of four people.
The SKM alleged that one of the four farmers was shot dead by the son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra Teni, while the others were crushed to death by the vehicles of his convoy in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district.
SKM has been able to confirm the deaths of four farmers – Lovepreet Singh (20), Daljit Singh (35), Nachhatar Singh (60) and Gurvinder Singh (19). The farmers’ union said around 12 to 15 people were injured and admitted to the hospital.
Meanwhile, Ajay Mishra Teni said that his son was not present at the spot, adding that some miscreants along with the protesting farmers pelted stones at the car, leading to an ‘unfortunate incident’.