Back from Capital, 2 more farmers die

Back from Capital, 2 more farmers die

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, December 21

A farmer died last evening in Balad Kalan village of Sangrur. Deceased Hakam Singh was unwell after attending the Delhi protest.

“Hakam was unwell and died last evening after he came back from the Delhi protest. The Punjab Government should give compensation to his family,” said Sukhdev Singh, general secretary of the Bhawanigarh unit of the BKU (Dakaunda).

Suicide bid at Singhu

A 65-year-old Punjab farmer protesting against the farm laws attempted suicide by taking some poisonous substance near the Delhi’s Singhu border on Monday, the police said. Niranjan Singh, who hails from Tarn Taran, was admitted to the Rohtak’s PGIMS and his condition is stated to be stable. He is a marginal farmer with just two and a half acres of land.

Meanwhile, succumbing to financial stress, a farmer allegedly ended life by hanging himself in Ferozepur. The deceased has been identified as Kulbir Singh (50), a resident of Kari Kalan village in Guruharsahai subdivision.

As per information, Kulbir was under stress due to rising debt. Sandeep Singh, son of the deceased, said his father gone to Delhi on December 11 to join the farmers’ protest and after staying there for nine days, he returned home yesterday. “My father was upset over the condition of farmers at the protest. Yesterday night, he went to the fields and hanged himself,” he said.

Sources said the victim owned around 1.75 acres while his three brothers had three acres each. Due to debt, he had sold his land recently.

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