Farmer dies in Mansa during farm laws protest

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BATHINDA, OCTOBER 17: A farmer, in his 50s, reportedly died of heart attack in Mansa district on Saturday during the protest over farm laws.

According to reports, the farmer was sitting on the indefinite ‘rail roko’ agitation against farm laws for past 17 days.

The deceased has been identified as Jagtar Singh, who was 50-year-old and a resident of Guradi village in Mansa.

His wife had died due to cancer two years ago.

Jagtar Singh also had debt running into lakhs of rupees, as per villagers.

A farm union leader, Balkaran Singh, said, “Jagtar was a member of BKU Kadian and was participating in the protests regularly for past over two weeks. And today also, he participated in a protest march being carried out in different parts of the city. After coming to railway lines near Mansa city area, he felt uneasy and was taken to the government hospital in Mansa. Doctors there declared him brought dead. He owned 3 acres of agricultural land.”

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