LAKHIMPUR: All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) Rajya Sabha MP Sushmita Dev on Tuesday met the family of the young farmer who was crushed to death in Lakhimpur Kheri, UP.
Taking to Twitter, Sushmita Dev said West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee “stands with the farmers to repeal the black laws and stop these brutal injustices”.
“Heartbreaking to meet the family of the young farmer who was crushed to death in #LakhimpurKheri,” the TMC MP wrote.
stands with the farmers to repeal the black laws & stop these brutal injustices. She fought in Singur & she assured to continue fighting for farmers of India.
Heart breaking to meet the family of the young farmer who was crushed to death in #LakhimpurKheri— Sushmita Dev TMC farmer সুস্মিতা দেব (@SushmitaDevAITC) October 5, 2021
For the unversed, eight people were killed Sunday as violence erupted during a farmers’ protest claiming the lives of both farmers and BJP workers ahead of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya’s visit to Lakhimpur.
Four of the dead were farmers, who were allegedly mowed down by vehicle driven by BJP workers. The other four were BJP workers and a driver who were allegedly pulled out of the vehicles and killed by the protesters.
The Uttar Pradesh Police has lodged a case against Union minister Ajay Mishra’s son but no arrest has been made so far.