Yet another farmer dies during agitation: Bitter cold claims life of UP farmer protesting at Ghazipur border
So far, 41 farmers have died in Punjab as well as Delhi since September 15 when protests against farm laws intensified in Punjab and Haryana
Delhi’s bitter cold has claimed the life of a farmer protesting against the new farm laws at the Delhi-UP border in Ghazipur. The farmer, Galan Singh Tomar, was a resident of Mojidabad village in Baghpat district and had been at the protest site since November, as per a report carried by India Today.
According to a preliminary medical investigation, Galan Singh Tomar died due to cold weather. He was between 65 and 70 years of age.
So far, 41 farmers have died in Punjab as well as Delhi since September 15 when protests against farm laws intensified in Punjab and Haryana. Of these, 30 were from Malwa belt alone, six from Doaba belt, two from Majha belt and three from Haryana, as per a report carried by The Indian Express.
There are no exact lists of persons who died in Delhi morcha or on the way to Delhi. It is stated that more than 26 out of these died after November 26 in Delhi or on the way to or while coming back from Delhi.
Among these victims were two women: Tej Kaur, 80, who died at Budhlada as she accidentally fell on railway track on October 8 and Gurmail Kaur, who died of heart attack during a protest at Bathinda.
Farmers started going to Delhi from November 26 onwards from Punjab and the first death happened on November 27 when Dhanna Singh, 45, of a Mansa village died when a tractor in which he was going was hit by a truck from behind near Bhiwani.
In Delhi, many farmers died due to cold weather while few others in road accidents due to fog.