Tag - Lakhimpur Kheri

Lakhimpur Dalit teens raped, murdered, 6 held


New Delhi: The police have arrested six people for the rape and murder of two Dalit sisters in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district on September 15. The autopsy report of the victims has confirmed that they were raped and strangulated to death before they were hanged to a tree by the accused men. The accused have...

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Ashish Mishra denied bail


Lucknow: A local court in Lakhimpur Kheri denied bail to Ashish Mishra, the main accused in the murder of four farmers and a journalist who were allegedly run over by a convoy of SUVs, including a Thar jeep owned by his father and Union minister Ajay Mishra. Three others were killed in subsequent violence at Tikonia...

The Tale of Two Sons


The headline grabbing cases of Ashish Mishra and Aryan Khan, both from privileged families, offer no solace to those cynical of India or of its judicial system. By Neera Kuckreja Sohoni On October 3, a convoy of cars, one of which was owned by Minister of State for Home Ajay Kumar Mishra, rammed into a group...

Lakhimpur violence: SC asks UP to explain whether accused were arrested


New Delhi: The Supreme Court asked the Uttar Pradesh government to explain who are the accused against whom FIR has been registered in connection with the October 3 Lakhimpur Kheri violence, in which eight people were killed, and whether they have been arrested. A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana told the counsel appearing...