In the suicide note left by Baba Ram Singh, he said that he was sacrificing his life because he was pained by the plight of farmers.
As the protests were underway, a Sikh priest from Haryana's Karnal district, Baba Ram Singh, died by suicide on Dec. 16, at Singhu (Delhi-Sonipat) border where farmers had been protesting for over 20 days.
An ANI report quoted Dr. Pradeep from Park Hospital, Panipat, as saying, “the priest was declared dead brought dead. He had shot himself in the head. His body was sent to a government hospital for post-mortem.” The Deputy Police Commissioner of Sonipat, Shyam Lal Poonia, said that Baba Ram Singh had shot himself in a car and was later rushed to the Park hospital.
The previous rounds of talks between the farm unions and the central government have remained inconclusive. The farmers are currently staging protests at four busy border points of the national capital Delhi.
The 65-year-old was protesting at the border and left a suicide note before dying. In the note, Singh wrote that he was unable to bear the pain of the farmers protesting on the roads for their rights in the bitter cold. He said that he sacrificed his life to show his anger and pain against the “government’s injustice.”