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Agra: Indian Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Monday met the family of slain Arun Narwar in police custody in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, and demanded Rs 40 lakh compensation and government jobs for his relatives.
“The state government is discriminating when it comes to compensation. It has paid Rs 40-45 lakh in Lakhimpur Kheri and Kanpur and Rs 10 lakh in Agra,” Tikait told reporters after meeting family members in Narwar.
“The state government should also pay Rs 1 lakh to Arun’s family. The government should not have discriminated,” he said.
He demanded a government job for a member of Narwar’s family and a judicial inquiry into his death.
Narwar was accused of stealing Rs 25 lakh from Jagadishpura police station and died in police custody on October 1 due to deteriorating health during interrogation.
“I urge the farmers not to vote for the BJP in the forthcoming assembly elections. The Kisan Morcha will oppose the BJP in the state assembly elections,” Tikait said, referring to the BJP government over the agriculture law.
“We will not support our candidate or any political party in the Assembly elections,” he added.
He said their movement against the three farm laws at the center would continue until the matter was resolved and added “we are also ready to talk to the central government.”

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