Naveen Bharat Editorial
LUCKNOW: In the latest development regarding the Lakhimpur violence that claimed 9 lives, including four farmers, on Sunday, the preliminary post-mortem report of the deceased farmers shows that none of them were shot.
According to sources, the autopsy report claimed that all four died due to bleeding and trauma due to excessive blood loss.
Notably, the protesting farmers were claiming that at least one of the four deceased farmers were shot by Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Ajay Mishra, during Sunday’s violence.
However, according to medical experts, bleeding and subsequent blood loss can be due to a number of reasons, with ‘impact injury’ by a heavy object being one of them. Therefore, the possibility of the deceased being crushed under a vehicle cannot be ruled out.
According to Dr. Sangeeta Bhatia, a general practitioner, bleeding leads to internal bleeding, which can result in death if the bleeding intensity is high. “However, nothing can be said conclusively in this matter only because there are reports that the initial nature of the bleeding is not known. Anything can be estimated only after a detailed report.”
Earlier, the protesting farmers agreed to conduct post-mortem of the dead farmers’ bodies after tying up with the state government. Sources claimed that a panel of five doctors conducted the post-mortem under videography.
Meanwhile, four BJP workers, including the driver of Union Minister Ajay Mishra, who were allegedly lynched by angry farmers have also been identified.
The driver was Hari Om Mishra, whose vehicle was pelted with stones at Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday, according to the minister’s aides. These associates claim that Hariom lost control of the wheels after he was allegedly hit in the head with a stone after overturning a vehicle that crushed at least two farmers. Mishra is also associated with the BJP Yuva Morcha.
Also in the vehicle were BJP’s zonal chief Shyam Sundar and booth president Shubham Mishra, who were allegedly thrashed with sticks and stones by the agitating farmers. Later his vehicle was set on fire. Later, the body of Ashish Pandey of Yuva Vahini was also recovered.
Raman Kashyap, a local reporter of Sadhna channel, was also allegedly attacked and died on Monday. He was missing since Sunday evening and his body was identified by his family on Monday morning. However, there is no official statement yet on who attacked the journalist.
Officials close to Minister Teni said three others were seriously injured in the clashes and “they are undergoing treatment at the local district hospital.”
Locals have identified the three injured as Luv Kush, a resident of Banbirpur, the native village of Teni, Ashish from Tara Nagar and Shekhar of Lucknow.
Meenhile, Lakhimpur district administration confirmed the names of four farmers killed in the incident – Gurvinder Singh, 20, of Makroniya village in Nanpara, Daljit Singh, 35, of Banjara, Nanpara, Nakshatra Singh, 65, of Nayapurwa village in Dhaurhara. , and 20-year-old Lovepreet Singh of Chaukra Farms in Palia Kalan.