Today News Online Service
Jhajjar, March 7
A 55-year-old farmer died by suicide as he hung himself from a tree at the Tikri-Bahadurgarh border on Sunday. He left a note blaming the three contentious farm laws for the extreme step.
The deceased, who was actively participating in the farmers’ agitation, has been identified as Rajbir from Hisar district.
A suicide note recovered from the spot said the three farm laws were responsible for him taking the extreme step.
The incident came to light when fellow farmers spotted his body hanging from the tree near the Kasar village turn and informed the police.
In a suicide note, Rajbir called upon the farmers to go back home only after the three farm laws are repealed and the minimum support price (MSP) is guaranteed. He also demanded the Union Government fulfil his last wish and repeal the laws.
“The government demands sacrifice hence I sacrifice on behalf of farmers,” stated the suicide note.
The farmers have been camping at several border points into Delhi, demanding that the new farm laws be repealed as they claim they would benefit corporates and end the traditional wholesale markets and the MSP regime.