NEW DELHI, 2 January 2021: A 72 years old farmer from Uttar Pradesh’s Bilaspur died at the protest site in UP-Ghaziabad border on Saturday. Witnesses says he died due to cold wave but it is also alleged that died by committing suicide at the protest side. The deceased was identified as Kashmir Singh Ladi, who hailed from the Bilaspur area of Rampur district.
Police said, Kashmir Singh Ladi was founded hanging at one of the mobile toilets at the protest sites. Bharatiya Kisan spokesperson claimed that Ladi has left behind a note written in Punjabi which blamed the government for not accepting the demands of farmers.
Several farmer deaths have been reported from the protest sites around Delhi due to extreme weather conditions.
Apart from the UP-Ghaziabad border, thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana are camping at Delhi’s borders to pressurize government to primarily repeal the farm laws.