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Kunda killings: Akhilesh visits slain Gram Pradhan family, vows to help

The government is doing what it can to help the families of those who died in the Kunda violence, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said after visiting the families of the Kunda gram pradhan and his brother.

"The murder of the policeman, the gram pradhan and his brother is an unfortunate incident. Their families are going through a tough time and the government will do what it can to help them," he said.

Akhilesh Yadav. PTI

Akhilesh Yadav. PTI

Nanhe Lal Yadav, gram pradhan of Balipur village in Kunda, was shot by unidentified men, which in turn led to violence resulting in the death of the pradhan's brother Suresh, and deputy superintendent of police Zia Ul-Haq.

"The wives of those who died had made certain demands which have been fulfilled. A CBI probe has already been ordered, as demanded by Haq's wife," he added.

"The government will provide assistance to the families because they have small children", he added.

Refusing to comment give out details on the probe, he said, "Investigations will reveal everything. This incident should not be politicised."

Haq's wife Parveen Azad had listed out eight demands for Akhilesh yesterday, some of which he willingly fulfilled. The demands included a payment of Rs. 1 crore ex gratia to her and the family, a CBI inquiry into her husband’s murder, Raja Bhaiya’s arrest, security for her and the family and providing the postmortem examination report to them.

Raja Bhaiya has not been arrested as yet although he submitted his resignation from his ministerial post.

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