Bathinda, November 21, 2023: As per media reports 35-year-old man ended his life today, fearing some kind of legal action by administration on stubble burning case. The deceased has been identified as Gurdeep Singh.
According to the news published in The Tribune, the young farmer, Gurdeep Singh, Kothaguru village in the district, had 6 kanals in which he had planted paddy. After harvesting the crop he was setting fire to the stubble in his field last evening when some administrative officers reached the spot. Seeing them, he panicked and committed suicide fearing some kind of legal action.
Jaspal Singh Kothaguru, president of BKU Ekta Ugrahan Bhagta unit, and Buta Bajwa Kothaguru, district vice-president of BKU Krantikari Punjab said the farmer commit suicide by hanging himself inside his house.
The farmer leaders said the family came to know about the incident in the morning when he was found hanging from a ceiling fan. Seeing this, thepp family started shouting and crying. Later, villagers gathered and informed the local police.
The victim survived by his mother, wife and daughter. The body was later sent to the Civil Hospital for a post-mortem examination and further action will be taken by the administration after it.
The farmer leaders said after the incident, negotiations were held with the administration for adequate compensation to the family of the deceased farmer. The department concerned will give Rs 2 lakh to the family, besides starting widow pension. The government will bear all expenses of the girl child’s education.