Farmer dies waiting for his turn at fertiliser shop in UP's Lalitpur
A farmer died in a queue at a fertiliser shop on Friday in the district's Jakhlaun area, where he was allegedly waiting for his turn for the past two days, according to an official
A farmer died in a queue at a fertiliser shop on Friday in the district's Jakhlaun area, where he was allegedly waiting for his turn for the past two days, according to an official.
Reacting to it, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav sought compensation for the farmers' kin and attacked the state government, saying never in the history of independent India, farmers were so much "harassed and humiliated".
"Bhogilal Pal (55) of Nayagaon died due to cardiac arrest at a fertiliser shop around 9.30 am. He was standing in a queue for the past two days," Superintendent of Police Nikhil Pathak told PTI.
The victim's son, Kripal, said his father had slept outside the shop on Thursday night.
"Today, he was waiting for his turn in the queue but fell unconscious and was taken to a hospital, where he was declared brought dead," he said.
Lashing out at the state government, Akhilesh Yadav in a tweet said, "A shortage of fertilisers in UP has taken a very painful turn under the BJP rule."
"Today, sad news of the death of a farmer standing in a queue in Lalitpur for fertiliser has come. Condolences! The government should announce compensation," he said.
"Never in the history of independent India has the farmer been so harassed and humiliated," he added.
After a post-mortem, the body was handed to family members.