The local journalist, who was missing since Sunday’s violence at Lakhimpur Kheri district in Uttar Pradesh is identified to be dead in the clash. The deceased was identified as Raman Kashyap who dead body was found in the mortuary on Monday.
As per the journalist’s family members who identified Raman’s body claimed that he suffered critical injuries. While an official announcement is yet to be made, the death toll reached nine by Monday. Nine people, including Kashyap, were killed yesterday when violence erupted in Lakhimpur Kheri on Sunday. Four of them were farmers.
As per the police, the violence broke out after the two SUVs allegedly ran over a group of anti-farm law protesters who were demonstrating against Maurya’s visit at the Tikonia-Banbirpur road on Sunday.