Protesting Farmer Dies By Suicide at Singhu Border

Gurpreet Singh, who had hailed from Fatehpur Saheb, had allegedly died by suicide after hanging himself to a tree.

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A farmer, who had been participating in the protest against the Centre's contentious agricultural laws, was found dead at the Kundli-Singhu border adjoining Delhi on Wednesday, 10 November.

Forty-five-year-old Gurpreet Singh, who had hailed from Punjab's Fatehpur Saheb, had allegedly died by suicide after hanging himself to a neem tree by a rope. Singh had reportedly belonged to Bharatiya Kisan Union Ekta Sidhupur.

"1 person died by suicide after hanging himself from a tree near Sushant City, Sonepat this morning. Reason of death not known, but we've been told that he was mentally disturbed. Dead body brought to Civil Hospital," investigating officer at Kundli Police Station Pradeep Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.

An inquest has been initiated into the matter by the police.


'Gurpreet Had Been Upset Over Farm Laws Impasse': Farmer Union Leader

Gurjinder Singh, district convener, Fathehgarh Sahib, BKU Ekta Sidhupur, told The Indian Express:

“He (Gurpreet) had returned to the Singhu border site after visiting his village on Monday. In his conversation with farmers over the past two days, he had mentioned that he was upset regarding the impasse over repeal of farm laws and that despite farmers protesting for over a year, the government had not been listening to the demands of farmers.”

Gurpreet Singh is survived by his wife and a 20-year-old son.

(With inputs from ANI and The Indian Express)

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