Tribune News Service
Ludhiana, January 21
Families of four farmers, who had died during the ongoing protests against the contentious farm laws, were on Thursday handed over Rs 5 lakh compensation each.
Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said Rs 5 lakh was given to each of the four bereaved families on the directions of the Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh.
He said the case of the fifth deceased farmer was under process and the compensation amount will be released shortly. As many as five farmers from Ludhiana district have so far lost their lives due to different reasons while participating in the protest against the controversial new farm laws.