Fourth suicide at protest as farmer consumes poison. A 39-year-old farmer committed suicide at Singhu border on Saturday, leads the fourth person to take his own life at protests against the new farm laws. The man, Amrinder Singh, allegedly consumed poison at the protest and was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he died during treatment. His body will be handed over to the family, which hails from Machrai Kalan in Punjab’s Fatehgarh Sahib.
He consumed poison near the main stage. It happened when the stage was being wrapped up for the day. He collapsed in front of other farmers. We immediately took him to a hospital, where he passed away. The death occurred at 7.20 pm. said Baljeet Singh, convenor of the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha.
According to farmers, the man consumed sulphas tablets backstage, around 4.30 pm. Amrinder then walked to the front of the stage and collapsed. Panic soon spread among protesters and a mobile ambulance was summoned. Protesters cleared the way and he was taken to Frank Institute of Medical Sciences in Sonipat.
Who is responsible for the farmers death? Centre is unable to win the hearts of farmers. It is the responsibility of the Union to regularise farm laws after a friendly discussion. Is it the result of arrogant quality of PM Modi, who wants to be a strict guardian of farmers.