Updated: October 25, 2021 4:13:47 am
Minister of State Ajay Mishra’s son Ashish Mishra, who is the prime accused in the deaths of four farmers and a journalist in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri, was on Sunday admitted to the district hospital after he was tested positive for dengue. A police force has been deployed at the hospital to ensure security.
Lakhimpur jail authorities shifted Ashish to a hospital on the recommendation of doctors, who examined him after obtaining the second report of blood test which confirmed dengue.
The district hospital has sent his blood sample for tests and the report is awaited. “We have sent the blood sample of Ashish for a third test and the report is awaited. On the basis of the report, experts would decide the next course of action,” Shailesh Bhatnagar, chief medical officer, Lakhimpur Kheri, said.
On Friday, a local court in Lakhimpur Kheri sent Ashish and three others to two days’ police custody.
The SIT probing the Lakhimpur Kheri incident sent Ashish to jail on Saturday, a day before his two-day police custody concludes. Sources said the SIT shifted him to jail after receiving a medical report which stated that he had dengue.
“Ashish was suffering from fever for the last three days. His blood sample was collected yesterday for a test. After receiving Ashish’s report, the SIT sent him back to jail before scheduled time,” Ashish’s lawyer said.
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