Punjab gives Rs 5 lakh each to families of 4 Ludhiana farmers who died during protest

As many as five farmers from Ludhiana district have so far lost their lives in the protests

Punjab gives Rs 5 lakh each to families of 4 Ludhiana farmers who died during protest

Farmers at the Singhu border. PTI file photo.

Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, January 21

Families of four farmers, who had died during the ongoing protests against the contentious farm laws, were on Thursday handed over Rs 5 lakh each in compensation.

Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said Rs 5 lakh was given to each of the four bereaved families on the directions of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.

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He said the case of the fifth deceased farmer was under process and the compensation amount would be released shortly.

Five farmers from Ludhiana district have so far lost their lives due to different reasons while participating in the protest against the controversial farm laws.

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