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Son of India minister arrested, accused of killing farmers

Published: 00:00, 10 October 2021

Son of India minister arrested, accused of killing farmers

SAT Desk

Protestors burn an effigy of Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, during a protest after people were killed when a car linked to a federal minister ran over farmers protesting against controversial farm laws in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, in Kolkata, India, Oct 4, 2021. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
Protestors burn an effigy of Yogi Adityanath, Chief Minister of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, during a protest after people were killed when a car linked to a federal minister ran over farmers protesting against controversial farm laws in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, in Kolkata, India, Oct 4, 2021. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
Ashish Mishra, son of junior home minister Ajay Mishra Teni, has been arrested on accusations he ran over and killed four protesting farmers last week, a senior police official said.
The farmers, killed on Oct 3 in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, were part of India`s longest-running agricultural protest, opposing laws they fear will reduce guaranteed minimum prices for their crops.
Police arrested Mishra late on Saturday after questioning him for more than 10 hours, said Deputy Inspector General Upendra Agarwal, who is heading the probe. Mishra had not responded to a police summons on Friday.

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