Two protesting farmers die at Tikri border

Amrik Singh (75) hailed from Gilawali in Gurdaspur district of Punjab, while Amarpal (32) belonged to Serhada village in Haryana’s Kaithal

Two protesting farmers die at Tikri border

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Ravinder Saini

Tribune News Service

Jhajjar, December 26

Two protesting farmers — one from Punjab and another from Kaithal in Haryana — died of cardiac arrest at the Tikri-Bahadurgarh border in the past 24 hours.

The deceased have been identified as Amrik Singh (75) of Gilawali in Gurdaspur district (Punjab) and Amarpal (32) of Serhada village in Kaithal.

Nine farmers have so far lost their lives at Tikri border and seven of them died of either cardiac arrest or other ailments.

“Amarpal was camping at a petrol pump near the main dharna spot at Tikri border for the past five-six days. He died of heart attack on Friday evening. We took him to Kaithal and reported it with the Kaithal police,” said Rameswar, cousin of Amarpal, adding that his cremation was performed at the village today.

Second death at Tikri was reported on Saturday afternoon when the body of Amrik Singh was brought to Trauma Centre at Civil Hospital, Bahadurgarh. As per information, Amrik along with other protesters had been staying near new bus stand in Bahadurgarh. He suddenly got unconscious at dharna spot this morning.

Dr Sanjay Dahiya, Civil Surgeon, said Amrik was dead when he was brought to the civil hospital. His post-mortem would be done tomorrow, he added.

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