Tribune News Service
Sonepat, January 12
A farmer from Ludhiana who drank poison at the ongoing farmers protest on the borders of Delhi died on Tuesday, sources said.
Labh Singh from Ludhiana’s Sirthala became the fifth person to kill himself at the ongoing protests. He was admitted to Sonepat’s Frank Institute of Medical Sciences in critical condition.
Four other people have similarly committed suicide at the protests---39-year-old Amrinder Singh from Fatehgarh Saheb’s Machrai Kalan who, like Labh Singh, poisoned himself; 65-year-old Sant Baba Ram Singh (65), a religious leader from Haryana’s Karnal district who shot himself near Kundli; 63-year-old Amarjit Singh Rai from Fazilka who drank pesticide at Tikri, another site of protest; and Kashmir Singh Dass, a farmer in his 70s who hanged himself at the Ghazipur protest site. There was also one suicide attempt---Niranjan Singh from Tarn Taran district tried to kill himself with pest control tablets at Singhu border.
--- With agencies
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