4th Person dies by Suicide at Protest Against Centre’s farm laws

Jan 10: A 40-year-old farmer died by suicide at the Singhu border protest site on the outskirts of Delhi on Saturday. The deceased has been identified as 40-year-old Amarinder Singh, a resident of Fatehgarh Sahib in Punjab.

Singh reportedly consumed poison at the Singhu border. He was rushed to a hospital in Sonepat where he succumbed around 7.30 pm Saturday.

Haryana Police was informed about the incident about an hour before Amarinder Singh’s demise. Officials have launched an investigation into the matter.

Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, have been camping at Delhi’s borders for more than 30 days now demanding the repeal of the Centre’s three new farm laws. As many as seven rounds of talks between farmers’ unions and the central government have failed to end the deadlock.

Earlier this month, another farmer died by suicide at the Ghazipur border protest site. He was later identified as Kashmir Singh (75), a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur district.