The dead body of a farmer, identified as Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Fatehgarh Sahib, Punjab, was found hanging on a noose on the Kundli-Singhu border in Sonepat on Wednesday amid protests by farmers against the new agricultural laws. As has happened.
New Delhi: Amidst the ongoing demonstration of farmers against the new agriculture laws, a farmer has committed suicide by hanging himself on the Singhu border. However, the reason for the suicide is yet to be ascertained and the police is probing the matter deeply.
Police revealed the identity of the deceased
Police said that the farmer, who committed suicide by hanging himself on the Kundli-Singhu border of Sonepat, has been identified as Gurpreet Singh, a resident of Amroh tehsil of Fatehgarh Sahib district of Punjab. He was associated with Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Sidhpur.
Suicide and murder angle investigation
The cause of Gurpreet Singh's death is yet to be ascertained and it is not clear whether he was murdered or committed suicide. In such a situation, the police are investigating from both angles and have taken the body in possession and sent it for post-mortem. Police say that the real cause of death will be known only after the report comes.
Demonstration of farmers continues for 11 months
Farmers from different parts of the country, especially Punjab, Haryana and western Uttar Pradesh have been protesting across the borders of Delhi since November last year. The protesters are demanding the repeal of three agriculture laws, which they fear will do away with the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and leave them at the mercy of big corporations. However, the government is projecting three laws as major agricultural reforms. More than 10 rounds of talks have been held between the government and farmer organizations, but no solution has been found so far.