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40-Year-Old Farmer kills self at the farmers protest In Delhi

40-Year-Old Farmer kills self at the farmers protest In Delhi

Farmers listen to their leaders speech next to a blocked highway during a farmers protest against the central government's recent agricultural reforms, at the Ghazipur Delhi-Uttar Pradesh state border, in Ghaziabad on December 31, 2020.

New Delhi: A protesting farmer at Delhi border committed suicide reportedly consuming poison Sunday.

Amarinder Singh, a 40-year-old farmer from Punjab's Fatehgarh, told his friends he was taking his life following the government's refusal to listen to farmers' demands.

Singh was taken immediately to a hospital here but succumbed during the treatment.

The latest suicide showcases how desperate and sad most protesting farmers are, while the government looks the other way.

Amarinder Singh's demand echoes what tens and thousands of farmers have been voicing for the past many weeks.

They want the government to repeal the farm laws as well as ensuring legal guarantees in minimum support price( MSP).

Amarinder Singh reportedly said he had hoped his death would bring success to farmers protest.

His body is now awaiting postmortem at the Government hospital here, following which the body will be handed over to farmers at the protest site.

The second farmer suicide at the protest site—the first being a 75-year-old last week at another site—comes as the protest seeing no end in sight.

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