Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Sunday announced Rs 5 lakh financial assistance for 20-year-old Rahul Yadav who sustained bullet injuries during a protest by residents of Bisara last week.
Rahul works as a welder at the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) station in Dadri, according to his family.
He was on his way to work on September 30 morning when he got caught in the protest by residents against the arrest of boys from the village in connection with the lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq.
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Rahul was injured when police resorted to firing to control the crowd. The incident occurred near gate number two of NTPC, eight km away from Bisara.
Rahul’s cousin, Narendra, said, “He had no connection with the lynching. If the bullet had hit him a little above the hip, he would have been killed.”
Narendra said the only leader to visit them was BJP MLA from Sardhana, UP, Sangeet Som. “He gave us Rs 20,000 and said that he would take care of all hospital expenses.”