- He reportedly died by suicide at Singhu border on Wednesday; body sent for post-mortem
New Delhi: The body of a farmer was found hanging at Singhu border on Wednesday. He is believed to have died by suicide.
The body was found near Sushant City in the Kundli police station area of Haryana. According to reports, the deceased farmer, identified as Gurpreet Singh (45) was from a village in Fatehgarh Sahib and was affiliated with the Sidhpur unit of Bharatiya Kisan Sangh (BKU), headed by Jagjit Singh Dhalewal.
The body has been sent for post-mortem and further investigation is on.
Police said that Gurpreet was staying alone in a tractor trolley for past 15 days.
A family friend said that Gurpreet Singh’s family had a debt of Rs 6 lakh. He is survived by two daughters aged 21 and 19 and a teenaged son.
As per reports, Gurpreet was frustrated because of the impasse on farm laws.
Farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been protesting against the Centre’s three controversial farm bills for a year now. Those from Punjab have been camping at Singhu and Tikri borders with Delhi.
A few days ago, a Dalit labourer’s mutilated body was found near one of the sites of farmers protest.
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