9 people were killed in the violence in Lakhimpur Kheri. Four farmers are also among the dead. Out of which two farmers were residents of Bahraich. The bodies of the deceased farmers have reached Bahraich late on Monday evening, but their last rites have not been performed yet. The family members of the farmers have demanded the post-mortem report.
The last rites will be held only after receiving the report.
The relatives have said that the last rites of the deceased farmers will be performed only after receiving the post-mortem report. On getting information about the matter, DM and SP reached the spot and tried to convince the family members, but the family remained adamant on their demand.
Family’s allegation – shot dead
The family members have refused to perform the last rites of the dead body of farmer Gurvinder Singh, resident of Pneumonia village of Matera police station area and farmer Daljit Singh, resident of Banjaran Tola of Nanpara Kotwali. The relatives have demanded the post-mortem report. The relatives said that they have not yet received the post-mortem report. They allege that the farmer died of bullet injuries, but this has not been shown in the post-mortem report. It is being told that after the demand of the families of the farmers, the CMO of the district is going to Matera village with the post-mortem report. He will reach the village in no time and will hand over the report to the family members.
Priyanka Gandhi talked to the family members on the phone
Uttar Pradesh Congress in-charge and National General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi spoke to Satwinder Singh, father of the deceased farmer Gurvinder Singh, over the phone. Priyanka took stock of the situation and expressed her condolences. He said that the Congress party is with his family and all the farmers. It is being told that the national spokesperson of BKU may reach to meet the families of the farmers.
Punjabi film actress met the families of farmers
Famous Punjabi film actress Sonia Mann has reached Bahraich to meet the families of farmers. Going to the spot, he attacked the government fiercely. Sonia said that we have made the video, our farmer brother has been shot near the ear, but to save the minister’s son, the post-mortem report shows lies. Shame on such a doctor. We were not being allowed to come here, we have come here by lying. We demand that the dead bodies of the farmers should be re-posted and some good doctor in Delhi should do their post-mortem. I am telling that till Monu Mishra is not sent, we will continue to fight like this and the dead bodies of the farmers will be kept here.
village turned into a cantonment
The village has been converted into a cantonment in view of the security of the dead bodies of the farmers coming to the village. Every road leading to Matera village is guarded by the police. The police are searching the people coming and going. SP himself is present at the spot.