New Delhi: A farmer from Punjab's Ludhiana tried to kill himself on Monday evening at the Singhu border and was rushed to hospital where his condition is critical, officials said.
This is the the sixth incident of attempted suicide during the ongoing farmers' protests.
Labh Singh, from Ludhiana's Sirthala, drank poison at the protest site, and was later admitted to the emergency ward of Frank Institute of Medical Sciences, Sonepat where his condition is said to be critical.
There have been four suicides-a 65-year-old Sikh preacher from Karnal, Sant Baba Ram Singh, who shot himself near Kundli; a 63-year-old lawyer from Punjab's Fazilka district, Amarjit Singh Rai, who drank pesticide at another protest site, Tikri; Kashmir Singh Dass, a Uttar Pradesh farmer in his 70s who hanged himself at Ghazipur; Amrinder Singh, who took poison at the protests at Singhu border-and one attempt-Niranjan Singh, a farmer from Tarn Taran district who tried to himself by taking pest control tablets at the Singhu border- since the protest began.
There have been four suicides in the 47 day long agitation.
(with inputs from agencies)