On a call for Bharat Bandh of farmers in protest against the three agricultural laws of the centre on December 8, a farmer who was on Dharna between village Udhna and Garhi in the district reportedly died of cardiac arrest. The Garhi police station is investigating the case.
The villagers have demanded martyr status, government jobs and compensation to a family member.
The village Udhna resident Farmer Kitab Singh (60) was leading the Dharna on the Garhi Marg near the village on Tuesday morning. In the afternoon, Kitab Singh’s health deteriorated and he fell delirious.
Fellow Farmer had taken Singh to Narwana General Hospital for treatment. The doctors declared Singh dead there.
Singh’s son Jitender said, “My father had arrived for a dharna and died of cardiac arrest in the afternoon.”
According to police sources, after getting information about the incident Garhi police station in-charge reached Narwana General Hospital and took stock of the situation. The Garhi police station is currently investigating the case.
The villagers refused to conduct post mortem of Singh’s body till the demands were considered and the road was jammed in the village. Rampal, a farmer from Udhna village, said that unless the government gives Singh a martyr’s status, a family member, government jobs and financial assistance, he will not perform the last rites of the deceased.