Security has been tightened in a northern Indian town after eight people, including four protesting farmers, died on Sunday.Violence broke out in Lakhimpur Kheri district of Uttar Pradesh state during a protest against agricultural reforms.
Photos and videos on social media showed vehicles set on fire as people lay covered in blood.
Opposition leaders have been stopped from visiting the families of the victims as the situation remains tense.
Farmers alleged that clashes erupted after a car from a federal minister’s motorcade ran over two protesting farmers – a charge the minister denies.
Several prominent farm leaders, including Rakesh Tikait, reached the violence-hit district on Monday morning. Mr Tikait told the media that farmers will hold discussions with the villagers before deciding their future course of action.