Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is scheduled to visit Sonbhadra on Sunday to meet the family members of the victims of the firing incident which claimed ten lives on July 17.
Adityanath will first meet the family members of the victims in Ummah village of Ghorawal Tehsil. Thereafter, he will go to the district hospital, where he will meet the villagers who got injured in the incident.
Adityanath is also scheduled to address a press conference at the collectorate.
Sonbhadra District Magistrate Ankit Agarwal on Saturday had disbursed a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of victims of the incident.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi had also met the families of the victims Saturday even after being under detention. She had announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh each to the kin of the deceased from the Congress party. She had also urged the state government to offer Rs 25 lakh as compensation.
The Chief Minister on Friday had said that 29 people have been arrested so far and four officials have been suspended in connection with the incident.
At least 10 people, including three women, died and over 24 were injured in a clash between Gond and Gujjar communities over a land dispute in Sonbhadra district on Wednesday.
According to reports, quoted by IANS, the clashes occurred after the village head and the main accused in the massacre, Yagya Dutt, had brought about 200 men on 32 tractor trolleys to take possession of the disputed land.