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No bullet injuries: Second autopsy; Gurvinder Singh died due to firearm injury, says FIR

Gurvinder Singh’s family on Wednesday agreed to his cremation even though his kin said that the second autopsy also did not say there were bullet injuries in his body. With this, all eight persons killed in Sunday’s incident in Lakhimpur Kheri, including four farmers, a local journalist and three BJP workers, were cremated. It prompted the administration to allow politicians to meet families of the farmers in groups of five.”It does not make a difference how many times you get the autopsy done; the bullet marks will not be reported,” Sukhvinder Singh, father of Gurvinder told ET. He, however, said there was no pressure on the family to cremate the body but promised video evidence to support the allegation once internet services were restored in Bahraich. The FIR filed by the family has alleged that Gurvinder Singh was killed after he was shot by Ashish Mishra, son of Union minister of state for home Ajay Mishra.Bhartiya Kisan Union chief Rakesh Tikait, however, said he trusted the doctors who conducted the autopsy. A team of doctors was flown into Bahraich on Tuesday by the government heeding to the family’s demand for a second autopsy. Talking to reporters in Lakhimpur, Rakesh Tikait reiterated his demand for the immediate arrest of Ashish Mishra and resignation of his father Ajay Mishra ‘Teni’.

“The government has taken 7-8 days. The minister will have to resign and an investigation will also have to be instituted into activities that locals have spoken about – ‘illegal procurement and sale’ of kher and sandalwood,” Tikati said.Tikait was instrumental in the compromise reached between the UP government and farmers on Monday. He objected to another FIR, saying it was agreed that there would be no other FIR.”We object to the filing of another FIR.” Tikait said that three other people who died were not BJP workers. “They were those who trampled people to death. “They were hooligans,” he alleged. Justifying their killings, he said, “when someone injures 15-20 people and kills 4-5 people, the mob at the receiving end would have acted out of rage.” On a still showing a youth purportedly wearing a Bhindranwale T-shirt, Tikait said, “some people consider him a saint. For the government, he is a terrorist.”

Source: Economic Times

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