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Farmer dies in road accident while returning home from Delhi

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Tribune News Service

Amritsar, December 12

Balbir Singh (57), a farmer and resident of Bagga village, lost his life when he was hit by an unidentified vehicle near Tangra here today.

He was returning home from Delhi after participating in the farmers' agitation against the three controversial farm laws. He had returned for the marriage of his son. As he alighted from a truck along with other farmers to have tea, he was hit by an unidentified vehicle, said farmer leader Harjit Singh Jheeta.

After post-mortem examination at Baba Bakala civil hospital, farmers took the body of Balbir Singh outside BJP MP Shwet Malik's house in the evening where an agitation was going on.

Balbir was an activist of Kisan Sangharsh Committee. The farmers demanded Rs 10 lakh compensation and a government job for a family member.

An SDM reached the spot and announced Rs 5 lakh compensation and assured to send his case to state government for a job to a family member.



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