After several opposition leaders, now BJP MP Varun Gandhi has also shared the new viral video of the car running over a group of farmers who were protesting in Lakhimpur Kheri.
Sharing the video, Varun Gandhi has said, “The video is crystal clear. Protestors cannot be silenced through murder. There has to be accountability for the innocent blood of farmers that has been spilled and justice must be delivered before a message of arrogance and cruelty enters the minds of every farmer.”
The latest video that has emerged from Lakhimpur Kheri shows the farmers peacefully marching on the road in protest when a black SUV runs them over in full speed. Several bystanders are thrown off their feet while two other vehicles follow the black SUV and speed away.
Four of the dead were farmers who were allegedly knocked down by vehicles driven by BJP workers and the son of Union minister Ajay Misra, who were on their way to welcome Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya.
“This video of vehicles deliberately crushing farmers in Lakhimpur Kheri will shake anyone’s soul. Police should take cognisance of the video, identify the owners of these vehicles and their occupants, identify others involved in the incident and immediately arrest them,” Varun Gandhi had said.
Eight people died and several others were injured on Sunday when the car ran over the farmers, killing four of them. As clashes broke out in the area soon after the incident, it led to four more deaths.