Elderly farmer protesting against agri laws dies of cardiac arrest at Tikri border

Over 50 farmers have died while protesting against the farm laws on the Delhi borders

Elderly farmer protesting against agri laws dies of cardiac arrest at Tikri border

Elderly farmer Jagdish Singh from Lundewala village dies of cardiac arrest at Tikri border protest. PTI/File

Tribune News Service 
Muktsar, January 12 

An elderly farmer protesting against the Centre’s three agri laws reportedly died at Tikri border on Monday.

The farmer has been identified as Jagdish Singh and was from Lundewala village in Muktsar, Punjab.

The cause of death is reported to be a cardiac arrest. He was there for a last couple of days.

So far, over 50 farmers have died while protesting against the farm laws on the Delhi borders.

Many of them died either owing to the cold weather conditions or accidents.

As per a list released by the Sanjyutka Kisan Morcha on December 16, a total of 30 farmers have died during the protest against the three farm laws. Since then, as many as 20 more succumbed to either accidents or health issues.

The 32 farmer organisations had given the ‘Delhi Chalo’ call for November 26 and 27. Following a massive response from Punjab, a large number of farmers from other parts of the country also reached the capital borders.

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