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Lakhimpur Kheri: Chhattisgarh, Punjab Govts Announce Rs 50 Lakh Relief To Victim Families

The governments of both states Punjab and Chhattisgarh have announced assistance to families of four killed farmers and a journalist in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri violence.

Lakhimpur Kheri: Chhattisgarh, Punjab Govts Announce Rs 50 Lakh Relief To Victim Families
Punjab, Chhattisgarh governments announce relief to victim families of Lakhimpur violence. | PTI
Lakhimpur Kheri: Chhattisgarh, Punjab Govts Announce Rs 50 Lakh Relief To Victim Families
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2021-10-06T16:17:52+05:30

The Chhattisgarh and Punjab governments on Wednesday announced a financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh each to families of four farmers and a journalist killed in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kehri violence

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said the Lakhimpur violence reminded him of the Jallianwallah Bagh massacre in 1919.

He said the UP government has made a "mockery" of democracy.

"Our government will provide Rs 50 lakh each to families of farmers and the journalist killed in Lakhimpur violence," he said in Lucknow.

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said his government will also give Rs 50 lakh to the families of the farmers and the journalist.

Four of the eight people who died in Sunday's violence in Lakhimpur Kheri were farmers, allegedly knocked down by vehicles driven by BJP workers travelling to welcome Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to an event in the area.

The four others included two BJP workers, a driver of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra, and Raman Kashyap, a journalist working for a private TV channel.

While the first three were allegedly lynched by agitating farmers, the scribe, according to his father, died after being hit by a vehicle when he was covering news of farmers' protest against Maurya's visit to Ajay Mishra's native place.

The UP Police has lodged a case against Union minister Ajay Mishra's son but no arrest has been made so far. (With PTI inputs)

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