BAREILLY: For hours on Tuesday morning, families of farmers
who died in Sunday’s violence
at Banbirpur in Lakhimpur
Kheri refused to cremate the bodies after the autopsy reports “did not mention bullet injuries”. Over the day, with Bhartiya Kisan Union spokesperson Rakesh Tikait
stepping in and holding talks with the administration, the bodies of three of them were finally cremated and a second autopsy ordered for the fourth.
Police, meanwhile, have set up an SIT to investigate charges from both sides.
Sources told TOI
that the autopsy reports of the four farmers who died on Sunday — Lovepreet Singh, 20, Nachattar Singh, 60, Daljeet Singh, 35, and Gurwinder Singh, 19 — said they had antemortem injuries and did not mention bullet injuries, indicating they died in an accident. The journalist, Raman Kashyap, 32, had similar injuries, the report said.