65-year-old farmer tries to kill himself at Singhu border

Tribune News Service
Sonepat, December 22

A 65-year- old farmer tried to commit suicide by drinking poison at the ongoing farmers’ protest at the Singhu border, sources said—the third such instance in the past week and the second in the last two days.

 The victim, identified as Niranjan Singh from Punjab’s Taran Taran, was first admitted to a general hospital but was later moved to Rohtak’s Post Graduate Institute Medical Science.

Not much else is know about specifics of the case, however.

This is the third such instance in one week. A Sikh priest from a gurdwara in Haryana who joined the protests shot himself over what he saw was “injustice” to Sikh farmers. A popular from a gurdwara in Karnal, the priest left a suicide note that said he couldn’t see the misery of the protesting farmers.

A 22-year-old farmer from Bathinda’s Dayalpura Mirza village who was part of the prolonged protest killed himself when he returned home on Saturday. Not much else is known about the reason for his death.


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