45-yr-old farm labourer dies at Singhu border

Family demands compensation

Tribune News Service

Faridkot, December 15

A 45-year-old farm labourer of Binder Kalan village in Moga district died of a cardiac arrest during the farmers’ protest at the Singhu border. The village panchayat and family members have asked the state government to compensate the family of the deceased.

Three days after joining the protest at the border, Makhan Khan, a labourer from Binder Kalan village, died on Monday morning. Mohan Singh, sarpanch of the village, urged the state government to extend financial help to the family of the deceased.

The deceased is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter. Jagraj Khan, younger brother of the deceased, said the family had decided not to cremate Makhan Khan till the state government announced a compensation for the family. He was the sole bread earner in the family, Jagraj said.

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