Uttar Pradesh Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Updates so far
Eight people were killed as violence erupted in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur during a farmers' protest over UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya's visit, according to an official. Two SUVs were set on fire by angry farmers, reports said after they hit a group of protesters. Four of the dead were travelling in the vehicles, a UP government official in Lucknow said. Lakhimpur Kheri District Magistrate Arvind Kumar Chaurasia said four farmers and four others were killed. The farmers had assembled there to oppose Maurya's visit to Banbirpur, the native village of Union Minister of State for Home and MP Ajay Kumar Mishra. The violence broke out after two SUVs allegedly ran over a group of anti-farm law protesters, who were demonstrating at the Tikonia-Banbirpur road.