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‘Under Debt’ Punjab Farmer Dies by Suicide During Protest Against Agri Bills, Rs 3L Compensation Given to Kin

Image just for illustration: Bharatiya Kisan Mazdoor Sangh members increase slogans throughout a protest in Bhopal. (Image: PTI)

Pritam Singh had been collaborating within the protest since September 15, being organised by the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) at Badal village, the native of former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal.

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  • Last Updated: September 19, 2020, 10:44 PM IST

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Chandigarh: A 70-year-old farmer died after consuming some toxic substance throughout a protest towards the brand new farm Bills in Muktsar district of Punjab, police stated on Saturday. Pritam Singh, a resident of Akkanwali village of Mansa district, consumed the toxic substance on Friday morning and died at a hospital later within the day, they stated.

Singh had been collaborating within the protest since September 15, being organised by the Bharatiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) at Badal village, the native of former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal The cause behind the farmer taking the intense step continues to be not identified, stated the police. The farmers’ physique, nonetheless, claimed that he was underneath debt. BKU (Ekta Ugrahan) common secretary Sukhdev Singh had earlier stated they’d permit the final rites provided that the compensation was given to Pritam’s household.






The Muktsar district administration, in the meantime, gave Rs three lakh as compensation to the relations of the deceased. We have given a cheque of Rs three lakh to them,’ stated Muktsar Deputy Commissioner M Okay Aravind Kumar.

After receiving the compensation, the farmer’s household agreed for the submit mortem and cremation, officers stated.

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