Singhu killing: Delhi Police crackdown on farmers supporting Lakhbir Singh’s kin

Protesters from Hind Mazdoor Kisan Samiti seek Rs 50 lakh compensation, a government job from Punjab government for the family of deceased farmer

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, October 27

Delhi police launched a late evening crackdown on hundreds of farmers gathered at Narela near Singhu Border here to support the family of Lakhbir Singh, who was recently killed by a Nihang Sikh man.

Several protesters belonging to the Muzaffarnagar-based Hind Mazdoor Kisan Samiti were reportedly injured and several were taken into preventive detention by the cops, who lathicharged the farmers after they insisted on performing a ritual at the site where Lakhbir Singh was brutally killed recently.

Delhi Police try to stop protesters in northwest Delhi on Wednesday. Photo via social media

The farmers were gathered in solidarity with Lakhbhir Singh’s family, which was also present at Singhu Border today to perform a “havan”. On the behalf of the traumatised family, which belongs to Punjab, the members of Hind Mazdoor Kisan Samiti, demanded Rs 50 lakh compensation and a government job for the kin of the deceased farmer.

Protesters who clashed with the cops said if the Punjab government could give compensation to the deceased farmers of Lakhimpur Kheri, why couldn’t it do the same for a farmer who belonged to Punjab and was “subjected to untold torture before being killed”.

The late Lakhbir Singh’s family also sought justice and support from the Punjab Government.

 

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