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Unable to bear 'farmers' plight', Sikh cleric shoots himself dead

The deceased was rushed to a hospital in Panipat where doctors declared him brought dead

Farmers during their sit-in protest against the Centres farm reform laws, near Ghazipur border in New Delhi, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020. (PTI Photo/Manvender Vashist)
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Farmers during their sit-in protest against the Centre's farm reform laws. Representative Image: PTI

Press Trust of India
A Sikh preacher supporting the farmers' agitation against the Centre's agriculture laws allegedly committed suicide near the Singhu border in Delhi on Wednesday, police said.

A handwritten note in Punjabi, purportedly left behind by the deceased, says he was unable to bear the "pain of farmers". The note is being verified by police.

An official of the Sonipat police said they had received a call that Sant Ram Singh (65), who hailed from Karnal, allegedly shot himself.

The deceased was rushed to a hospital in Panipat where doctors declared him brought dead.

The official said the exact spot where the incident took place is

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First Published: Dec 16 2020 | 9:19 PM IST

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