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Farmer hit by vehicle in Pipli dies

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Mandi Ahmedgarh, December 2

A young farmer of Jhammat village in Payal subdivision of Ludhiana district, who had been participating in 'Delhi Chalo', died following a road accident at Pipli in Haryana on the intervening night of Tuesday and Wednesday.

Baljinder Singh Golu (34), only male member of peasant family of Jhammat was taken by the Haryana Police to a private hospital at Pipli where he succumbed to injuries sustained after an unknown speeding vehicle hit the motorcycle he was riding.

Declaring him a martyr, village panchayat and NGOs of the region have demanded a compensation of Rs 10 lakh and a job for his widow, besides the waiver of institutional and private loans. Pritpa Singh Jhammat, the village sarpanch, said Golu had been active in the "Delhi Chalo" since November and was on way back to meet his family on motorcycle when tha accident occured.

from The Tribune

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