TNI Bureau: Expressing deep pain at the plight of agitating farmers, Sant Baba Ram Singh from Karnal in Haryana, shot himself at a protest site on Singhu Border. He was taken to Panipat Hospital, where he died.
A suicide note has been recovered from Sant Baba Ram Singh of Singhra village, which accused the government of doing not enough to resolve the crisis.
The 65-year-old priest wrote in his suicide note, “I have witnessed the plight of the farmers, who are on the streets, struggling for their rights. I am hurt to see that the government is not giving them justice. It is a crime. It is a sin to oppress and it is a sin to suffer”.
“This servant commits suicide against the government oppression and in favour of the farmers. It is the voice against the oppression and the voice in favour of the farmers,” the suicide note in Punjabi read.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh and SAD Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal have condoled the demise of Baba Ram Singh.
At least 15 farmers have died due to cold wave and road mishap ever since the farmers’ protest has begun 21 days ago.