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Punjab, Chhattisgarh announces ₹50L ex-gratia for kins of Lakhimpur victims

Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi expressed solidarity with the families of the farmers killed during Sunday’s Lakhimpur Kheri incident.

Punjab, Chhattisgarh announces ₹50L ex-gratia for kins of Lakhimpur victims
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Punjab chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi expressed solidarity with the families of the farmers killed during Sunday's Lakhimpur Kheri incident, and announced an ex-gratia of ₹50 lakh for the next of kin of the deceased, including journalist Raman Kashyap.

As many as eight people lost their lives in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on Sunday when two SUVs mowed down protesting farmers. A First Information Report stated Union minister of state for home Ajay Mishra's son, Ashish, was sitting in one of the SUVs which ran over the protesters. The BJP leader's son has also been accused of opening fire on protesters a few minutes later.

Another Congress leader and chief minister of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel, also announced an ex-gratia of ₹50 lakh for the kin of the deceased. The Uttar Pradesh government, which has come under fire from the Opposition for its handling of the incident, earlier announced an ex-gratia of ₹45 lakh and a government job for the families of the four farmers who were killed in the violence.

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