2 protesters run over near Amritsar


Tribune News Service

Amritsar, January 27

Two women were killed while three others injured when a tractor-trailer ran over them near Vallah here on Tuesday.

The victims were going to participate in a protest against the farm laws.

Muktsar farmer dies in accident

  • A farmer, Yadwinder Singh (24), from Barkandi village of Muktsar, who had gone to take part in the tractor parade in Delhi, died in a road mishap in Hisar on Tuesday evening. He was returning to his village when a canter hit his tractor.

The deceased were identified as Narinder Kaur and Simarjit Kaur of the Vallah area. The injured are under treatment at Sri Guru Ram Dass Hospital.

Passersby nabbed the tractor driver, Sukh Lal Singh, and handed him over to the police.

Kewalbir Kaur, president of Sri Sukhmani Sewa Society, was also injured in the incident. She said some persons reached at the protest site while they were waiting for children and teachers of Government Primary School at Vallah to join the stir. Suddenly a tractor came and hit the women and dragged them to a distance.

Narinder died on the spot while Simarjit succumbed at the hospital, said Sanjiv Kumar, Vallah SHO.

2 protesters run over near Amritsar