Farmer kills himself at Tikri, eighth suicide since protest started

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The physique of a 48-year-old farmer from Hisar, Rajbir Singh, was discovered hanging from a tree near the Tikri border on Sunday morning.

Police stated it appeared that the farmer had dedicated suicide, and an inquiry was below method. Rajbir is the eighth particular person to have allegedly killed himself on the borders of the capital, demanding that the three farm legal guidelines be repealed.

A suicide be aware was discovered within the pocket of Rajbir’s kurta, different farmers protesting on the web site stated.

Inspector Sunil Kumar, Station House Officer (SHO) of Bahadurgarh City police station, stated, “We received information from other farmers regarding the matter. The deceased was found hanging from a tree near the bypass. In a suicide note that was found, he has stated he was taking the extreme step due to frustration regarding the farm laws.”

The deceased belonged to Sisai village in Hisar, and had been living in a tent on the Tikri border, 11 km from the primary stage of the protests.

The be aware present in his pocket learn, “To the government, I am begging you to fullfill a dying person’s last wish, which is that the three laws be taken back. Bhagat Singh laid down his life for the country, I am taking my life for my farmer brothers.”

He requested the protesters to make sure that his sacrifice doesn’t go in useless, and stated they need to depart the location solely after the three legal guidelines have been repealed, and they’ve assured MSP.

Rajbir is survived by his spouse and two kids. He owned round 2 acres of land, on which he grew rice and wheat.

Rajender Kumar (63), his paternal uncle who reached the protest web site on Saturday, stated: “We played cards till midnight. Around 5 am, we woke up and found that he was hanging from a tree. He went for the chakka jam in a tractor yesterday.”

Rajender stated that since Rajbir was a small farmer, the brand new legal guidelines would have impacted him extra severely. “He did not even receive MSP the previous year. He barely used to make any money because all of it would go in transportation, fertilisers, etc. He probably thought that he would now have to suffer for the rest of his life. We have all been pained by the way the government has responded to our protests. But he could not take the pain any longer.”

Other farmers stated Rajbir had been on the web site because the protest started in November, and would help in a langar close by.

Surender Singh (30), who’s from the identical village, stated, “He was very helpful and involved in all activities. Yesterday, he spoke to his family around 8.30 pm. His 25-year-old daughter is studying, and his 18-year-old son is a sportsperson. His wife had been managing his fields while he was away. He used to rear cattle to make some extra money, but this too was on hold since the protests began.”

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