New Delhi: A farmer reportedly committed suicide at the Delhi-Ghazipur border on Saturday over the ongoing protest against the Centre’s new farm laws. The farmer allegedly took his own life by hanging himself in a bathroom at the protest site.Also Read - 70-yr-old Punjab Farmer Dies of Pneumonia After Spending 4 Weeks at Delhi's Tikri Border
According to media reports, the deceased farmer was identified as 75-year-old Sardar Kashmir Singh Ladi. Also Read - Punjab Farmer Dies by Suicide After Return From Delhi Protest
The farmer left a suicide note in which he wrote that his death should not go in vain. He accused the government in the Centre of not paying attention to farmer’s demands and being responsible for their current condition. Also Read - Farmer Dies of Heart Attack at Jyotiraditya Scindia's Rally; Congress Lashes Out at BJP MP For Resuming Speech
He also penned his last wish in the suicide note that said his cremation should be at the Delhi-UP border by his grandchildren, who have also been protesting at the site. Police took the suicide note in their possession.
On Friday, a 57-year-old farmer died of heart attack while protesting at the Ghazipur border. Mohar Singh, a resident of Bhagwanpur Nangal village in Baghpat district, was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead.
Commenting on the incident, the state president of the BKU, Rajbir Singh, said all those farmers who died during the protest against the farm laws must get the status of a martyr.
On New Year’s eve, a tribute was paid to all farmers who died during the protest. A candlelight march was also brought out.