Farmers Protest: Protestor allegedly committed suicide at protest site

News Desk: A body of a 45-year-old farmer has been found hanging near the Singhu border, the site where farmers have been protesting for the last one year against the agri laws, in Haryana’s Kundli police station area on Wednesday.

The deceased has been identified as Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Amroh district in Punjab’s Fatehgarh Sahib. He is said to be a part of Sidhupur’s Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) unit that is headed by Jagjit Singh Dhalewal.

Virender Singh, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Law and Order, Sonipat, was quoted as saying “As per preliminary information, it appears to be a case of suicide. A probe has been initiated”

Jagjit Singh Dallewal, BKU Ekta Sidhupur, Punjab state president, was quoted as saying that the dead farmer was associated with the union since the protests began. “He was regular at volunteering at morcha meetings and was part of protests in the village. He had been camping at the Singhu border since last year. He owned a small amount of land, and to make ends meet, he used to drive a school van before COVID-19 hit. This is a very unfortunate incident. The government should repeal the black laws immediately”