A 49-year-old farmer on Sunday, 7 March, 2021 died by suicide, near the Tikri border protest site, reported news agency PTI.
The victim has been identified as Rajbir, a resident of a village in Hisar district. His body was found in a park, which is around seven kilometres away from the Tikri border, informed Bahadurgarh City police station SHO Vijay Kumar .
According to police, the farmer supported the ongoing protest against the Centre’s farm law and has purportedly left a suicide note, the authenticity of which is currently being verified.
The note mentions that the Centre’s farm laws were responsible for him to take the step, reported PTI.
Similarly, a farmer from Jind in Haryana killed himself in February, two kilometres away from Tikri Border protest site.
In January, another famer died in Delhi hospital, after he tried to kill himself. Earlier, Sant Ram Singh, a Sikh preacher also end his life near Singhu border protest site stating that, “ he was unable to bear the pain of the farmers".
Hundreds and thousands of farmers, majority of them are Sikh and from northern states of India have been agitating against the introduction of the controversial agricultural farm bills since September.
These protest are been held at Singhu, Tikri and Ghazipur sites and on Saturday the protest completed 100 days. Farmers all across the country have decided to protest against the Centre until the laws are repealed.
(With Inputs from PTI)