Three more farmers, who were part of the agitation at the Delhi borders against the Centre’s new farm laws, have lost their lives.
Police said one of the farmers died of cardiac arrest, another was suffering from fever while the cause of the death of the third farmer yes yet to be ascertained, they added.
The deceased were identified as Shamsher Singh (45), a resident of Lidhra village in Punjab’s Sangrur district, Jashandeep Singh (18), a resident of Chauke village in Punjab’s Bathinda district, and Jagbir Singh (60), a resident of Jind in Haryana, the police said.
While Shamsher was part of the protests at the Singhu border, Jagbir was participating in the agitation at the Tikri border.
Shamsher had complained of chest pain on Sunday morning, a police official said.
The cause of his death could only be established after post-mortem, he added.
Jagbir passed away at the Tikri border, an official of the Bahadurgarh police station said.
He died of a heart attack, the police official said, adding that the body was handed over to his family after post-mortem.
Jashandeep, who had gone to support the agitating farmers at the Tikri border, died on Saturday evening.
He was suffering from fever and was taken to the PGIMS, Rohtak, where he succumbed to the disease.
Farmers from different parts of the country, including Haryana and Punjab, have been camping at various border points of Delhi for more than a month now to demand a repeal of the three recent farm laws of the Centre.