first_imgThey were words that Rekha Bai had been waiting to hear for a long time from Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who reached Mandsaur on Wednesday morning, eight days after five farmers were killed in a police firing. The CM has come to Mandsaur to meet some of the family members of those who had died in the 10-day farmers’ agitation.“I am personally looking into the matter and the culprits will not be spared,” the Chief Minister said. Mr. Chouhan addressed Rekha Bai and other women present at the house of Durgalal Dhakad, whose 32-year-old son Ghanshyam, a resident of the Badwan village, was allegedly beaten up by the police in Mandsaur district on June 6. He was shifted to Indore’s MY Hospital where he breathed his last.Rekha Bai reportedly asked the CM, “How can you order the police to fire bullets?” To this, the Chief Minister and his officials kept mum, a senior official told this newspaper.Mr. Chouhan’s second stop over was village Lodh. The CM told the bereaved family that the State government was standing with them.Clear mortgageThe CM reportedly told Mangilal that his land would be cleared of mortgage, and that the government had sanctioned an amount of ₹1 crore as compensation.Mr. Chouhan also paid a visit to Pipliya Mandi and assured compensation for property damaged.last_img