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Rajasthan farmer commits suicide at AAP rally

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    Gajendra Singh sitting on a tree during Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s rally against the Union government's Land Acquisition Bill at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi. He committed suicide later.

  • AAP Kisan Rally, AAP, Farmer Suicide, Gajendra Singh
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    Gajendra Singh, a farmer from Rajasthan, hangs himself from a tree as he commits suicide during Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s rally against the Union government's Land Acquisition Bill at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.

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    According to reports, Singh climbed up a tree, used his cloth to make a noose, and hanged himself in full public view.

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    Even though AAP volunteers tried to stop the man and immediately brought him down, he was declared dead on arrival at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital.

  • AAP Kisan Rally, AAP, Farmer Suicide, Gajendra Singh
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    Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who visited the hospital along with deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, blamed the Delhi Police for not saving the man.

  • AAP Kisan Rally, AAP, Farmer Suicide, Gajendra Singh
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    “We kept asking the police to bring him down. Police may not be in our control but at least there should be a semblance of humanity among them,” said Kejriwal.

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    AAP leader and Malviya Nagar MLA Somnath Bharti termed the suicide a ‘conspiracy’. “Disturbing n shocked to see a young man attempting to commit suicide by hanging from the tree. It seems to be a well thought conspiracy,” he tweeted.

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