Jhajjar, December 27
A lawyer from Fazilka consumed poison at the Tikri protest site on Sunday. Amarjit Singh Rai, who hailed from Jalalabad, Punjab, was rushed to the PGI-Rohtak where he was declared “brought dead”. In a purported suicide note, addressed to the PM, he said he was “sacrificing” his life in support of the protesting farmers so that the government was forced to listen to the voice of the people.
Fourth such incident
- Baba Ram Singh allegedly committed suicide near the Singhu border protest site earlier this month
- A young farmer allegedly committed suicide in Bathinda on return from Delhi
- A week ago, 65-year-old farmer attempted suicide by consuming poison at Singhu
“The general public of India has given you absolute majority, power and faith… But you have become the PM of special groups… common people like farmers and labourers are feeling defrauded by your three agriculture ‘black’ laws… In order to feed some capitalists you have destroyed the common people and agriculture,” the note read.
Rohit Dahuja, president, Bar Association, Jalalabad, said Amarjit Singh had been practising law for the past about 27 years. The advocate’s clerk, Ram Jeet, said Amarjit was “deeply perturbed” by the farmers’ plight. — TNS