Farmer dies during protest over farm laws in Mansa

Was regular at ‘rail roko’ agitation

Farmer dies during protest over farm laws in Mansa

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Tribune News Service

Bathinda, October 17

A farmer, in his fifties, who was sitting on the indefinite ‘rail roko’ agitation against farm laws for past 17 days, reportedly died of heart attack in Mansa district on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as 50-year-old Jagtar Singh who was a resident of Guradi village in Mansa.

His wife had died two years ago due to cancer. As per villagers, Jagtar also had outstanding debt running into lakhs of rupees.

Balkaran Singh, a farm union leader, said, “Jagtar was participating in the protests regularly for past over two weeks. He was a member of BKU Kadian. Today he participated in a protest march being carried out in different parts of the city and after coming to railway lines near Mansa city area he felt uneasy and was taken to the government hospital Mansa. Doctors there declared him brought dead. He owned 3 acres of agricultural land.”

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