In a big development, Republic TV has accessed three crucial videos of the Sohbhadra shootout incident that has stirred massive debate over mob lynching and the safety of people across the country. The shoot out incident took place on July 17, Wednesday, when 10 people were killed and at least 28 suffered injuries in the clash over land ownership in the district. After the incident, police has arrested over 25 people, including main accused village headman Yagya Dutt and his family members in connection with the incident.
From the build-up to the clash with a tractor trail to the aftermath in which gunshots can be heard, the video shows a huge number of people fighting on an open field. Gunshots can be heard in the video, along with voices of kids and women. In one of the three videos, multiple tractors can be seen driving to the shootout site. Other people are caught on camera bearing lathis and attacking each other.
Watch the video above.
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The 10 people who were killed in the firing incident also included three women and over 25 injured. The clash broke out when a village head identified as Yagya Dutt and his supporters opened fire on a group of tribal farmers in the Sonbhadra district after a clash between his supporters and the farmers over a land ownership dispute.
Speaking to media over the incident on Friday, UP CM Yogi Adityanath assured that strict action will be taken against the accused in the matter.
Meanwhile, massive politics broke out over the deaths of the tribal farmers after Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited UP to meet the families of the injured in Sonbhadra, however, she was stopped by the police mid-way in Narayapur. She went onto stage dharna after claiming that she and other Congress leaders were detained by the police. The UP top cop on the other contradicted Vadra's claims, adding that she was not detained, but was taken to a guest house as a preventive measure, following the imposition of Section 144 in the aftermath of the firing incident.