One farmer was quoted by the news agency as saying, "My paddy has been lying at the center for last 20 days. Nobody is doing anything, my wife and kids are starving. Govt isn't listening, how am I supposed to survive?"
Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana was a scheme initiated by Shivraj Chouhan's government whereby the government pays farmers the difference between official Minimum Support Price and the rate at which they sell their crops or Model Price whichever is higher.
Amit Singh, the Jabalpur district police superintendent confirmed that Harish Patel had served the Indian Army for 24 years before his retirement and was presently working as a security guard at the JMC, where the incident happened.
The assailants allegedly threw stones at the vehicle, following which Jitendra, who was driving, panicked and drove onto a narrow path where the SUV got stuck. Soni was admitted to a hospital while others suffered minor injuries in the incident.