Samrala farmer ends life near protest site

Samrala farmer ends life near protest site

Doraha, September 27

Dejected over the government stance on the three farm laws, a farmer from Rohla village, near Samrala, allegedly died by suicide near the protest site at a toll plaza here last night.

Tara Singh, 68, remained part of the farmers’ agitation in Delhi from November last till May, after which he joined the protest at the toll plaza. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Samrala SHO Kulwant Singh said the death was being treated as natural as per information provided by the deceased’s son. “A compensation of Rs 5 lakh would be given to the bereaved family,” he added. — OC

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