Farmers' protest: Man poisons himself at Singhu border

Was depressed since last night after the eighth round of talks with the Centre failed

Farmers' protest: Man poisons himself at Singhu border

Dry fruits being distributed among farmers during their ongoing agitation against new farm laws, at Singhu border in New Delhi on Saturday. PTI photo

Tribune News Service
New Delhi, January 9

A young farmer from Punjab's Fatehgarh Saheb Amrinder Singh died by suicide at Singhu Border along Delhi this evening taking the total number of farmers deaths during the ongoing protests over farm laws beyond 70.

Paramjeet Singh of Samyukta Kisan Morcha confirmed the death to The Tribune and said the deceased was depressed since last night after the eighth round of talks with the Centre failed to yield conclusive results.

Amrinder Singh is a resident of Machrain Kalan in Punjab's Fatehgarh Saheb district.

Samyukta Morcha leaders said he consumed poison.

Amrinder Singh died during emergency treatment at Frank Institute of Medical Sciences, Bahalgarh, on the Sonepat Road.

His body has been sent back home with the farm leaders arranging the transport back home to Fatehgarh Saheb.

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