The household of a 65-year-old farmer who was seen in a video being knocked down by an SUV throughout a protest in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri has advised NDTV that he was returning residence peacefully together with different protesters when the incident occurred.
“Their protest route was diverted and they were returning home peacefully,” Jagdeep Singh, the son of farmer Nachhatar Singh, who died after he was hit by an SUV, advised NDTV. “But he never reached home.”
Jagdeep Singh has a youthful brother, who’s a soldier within the border-guarding drive Sashastra Seema Bal or SSB.
“We heard about the incident earlier in the day. The situation was such that no one had much information about what happened. We tried and tried to search for my father. It was late in the evening, just before 7, that we were told my father’s body has been found,” Jagdeep Singh, surrounded by mourning members of the family at their small residence within the UP district, advised NDTV right this moment.
Eight folks, together with 4 farmers, died in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday after a convoy of vehicles, which included one owned by Union Minister Ajay Mishra and allegedly pushed by his son Ashish, rammed into a gaggle of farmers holding a peaceable protest.
Yesterday, a video of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident emerged on-line – a clearer and longer model of the clip that was circulated earlier this week – and confirmed a SUV that appears to intentionally ram into a gaggle of farmers strolling peacefully with their backs to the automobile.
The UP authorities has promised to pay a compensation of Rs 45 lakh to the households of those that died.
“Nothing of this sort has happened before here. We want justice. We ask for nothing else,” the farmer’s son stated.