Irate mob of farmers create ruckus, set ablaze vehicles, pelted stones in Tikonia area of Lakhimpur district in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday after a car owned by the son of union minister of state for home affairs, Ajay Mishra rammed into a procession organized to protest against farm bills.
According to Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) office-bearers three farmers died on the spot while 7-8 have been injured and were rushed to hospital for treatment. After hearing about this incident, a large number of farmers from the nearby areas reached at the spot and started shouting slogans.
The vehicle of union minister’s son Monu was burnt along with few others by the agitated mob. The BKU leader Rakesh Tikait has rushed for Lakhimpur from Delhi border after hearing about the incident.
लखीमपुर खीरी में आंदोलन कर रहे किसानों को गृह राज्य मंत्री टेनी के बेटे ने गाड़ी से रौंदा 3 किसानों की मौत तेजेंद्र सिंह विर्क के भी घायल होने की सूचना है— Bhartiya kisan Union (@OfficialBKU) October 3, 2021
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed Assistant Director General (ADG) Prashant Kumar to reach Lakhimpur Kheri and bring the situation under control.
"In view of the Lakhimpur incident, the entire state has been alerted. All the districts adjoining Lakhimpur have been put on high alert. Instructions have been given to keep a close watch on any type of activity," told DGP Mukul Goyel.