3 more farmers die

Tribune News Service

Sonepat, February 9

Three more farmers died during the protest today. A 39-year-old farmer of Sewah village in Panipat was found dead in a tent at the Singhu border this morning. The police suspected that he died of heart attack.

One of them died of heart Attack

  • Harender Singh of Panipat’s Sewah village, Darshan Singh (71) of Moga’s Roli village and Bijendra (57) of Chhara village in Jhajjar district have passed away
  • It is suspected that Harender died of heart attack; the cause of death of the other two is yet to be ascertained

The deceased, identified as Harender Singh of Sewah village, had been putting up at the Singhu border for the past 12 days.

Another farmer died in hospital this evening. The deceased was identified as Darshan Singh (71) Roli village in Moga district. He had been putting up at a protest site near Rai village for the past 26 days.

Harender went to bed in his tent after dinner last night, but did not wake up this morning. Other farmers in his tent tried to wake him up, but he did not respond. They called a doctor, who declared him dead.

Virender Singh, brother of the deceased, said Harender had been active during the farmers’ protest for the past two and a half months.

The police sent his body to the General Hospital for postmortem examination. The body was handed over to his kin after postmortem examination.

Kundli SHO Ravi Kumar said prima facie, heart attack was the probable reason for the death, but the cause would be known after the viscera report.

Sewah sarpanch Khushdil Kadyan said scores of village residents and some protesters were present during the cremation. Survived by two sons, he owned half-acre land.

Meanwhile, Darshan’s son Jagjeet Singh told the police that the condition of his father deteriorated in the evening. They took him to the General Hospital, where he died during treatment.

Rai SHO Vivek Malik said the body was kept at the hospital and the postmortem examination would be conducted tomorrow.

Jhajjar: A farmer died at the PGIMS in Rohtak on Tuesday. He was identified as Bijendra (57) of Chhara village in Jhajjar district. He was hospitalised on January 16 after his condition deteriorated at the Tikri border.

Before that, he had been camping at the Tikri border since the agitation began.

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