Farmers were killed in police firing, confirms minister

Farmers protest

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In a volte face, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh confirmed on Thursday that the death of five farmers during a protest on Tuesday at Mandsaur was caused by police firing. He also asserted that those responsible will be punished.

On the day of the incident, the government and the police had rubbished allegations that the police fired at the protesting farmers. The government has also suspended two top district officials.