A 40-year-old farmer, who was participating in the protest at Delhi’s Singhu border against the three central farm laws, allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance on Saturday.
The farmer, identified as Amarinder Singh, was a resident of Punjab’s Fatehgarh Sahib district.
Police said the man was rushed to Frank Institute of Medical Science (FIMS) in Sonipat in a critical condition where he died during treatment.
Farmers from various parts of the country, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, have been camping at different border points of Delhi for over a month now demanding repeal of the three farm laws.
This is the fourth suicide among protesters at the Capital’s borders. The first was of 65-year-old Sant Baba Ram Singh, a religious leader from Haryana’s Karnal district.
He had shot himself near Kundli stating that he was pained by the plight of farmers. The second was of Amarjit Singh Rai, a 63-year-old lawyer from Punjab’s Fazilka district, who died after consuming pesticide at the Tikri protest site.
On January 3, a 70-year-old farmer from Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district had killed himself at the Ghazipur protest site near the Delhi-UP border.
In a purported suicide note, he wrote that he was taking the step “to oppose the farm bills”.