March 27, 2023
NDTV News


Police mentioned investigation within the case is underway. (Representational)

Bahadurgarh, Haryana:

A 42-year-old man died of burn accidents after 4 males allegedly sprinkled some inflammable materials over him and set him afire, the police mentioned on Thursday.

The one that died, his household has alleged that the 4 accused are a part of the farmers’ protest at Tikri border close to Delhi, they mentioned.

However, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) mentioned the person died by suicide.

The man has been recognized as Mukesh, a resident of Kasra village in Bahadurgarh in Jhajjar district, police mentioned.

According to the criticism lodged by Mukesh’s brother with the police, 4 males, who’re a part of the continuing farmers’¬†agitation on the Tikri border, allegedly set Mukesh on hearth on Wednesday night, the police mentioned.

The complainant additionally alleged that the 4 accused have been in an inebriated state on the time of the incident, they mentioned.

Mukesh died as a consequence of his burn accidents within the early hours of Thursday, police mentioned.

Police mentioned investigation within the case is underway.

One of the accused has been recognized and he’s a resident of Jind in Haryana, they mentioned.

On Thursday, the relations of Mukesh and a few villagers held a protest and demanded compensation for his household.

A homicide case has been registered towards 4 individuals, police mentioned.

The Samyukt Kisan Morcha accused the Haryana authorities of defaming the continuing farmers” agitation and mentioned Mukesh”s was a case of suicide.

“As part of the continuous efforts to defame and slander the ongoing farmers” movement, an unfortunate case of suicide by a local villager is being used by the BJP/JJP government, its political agents and their troll army to somehow implicate the farmers’¬†movement,” mentioned the morcha, an umbrella physique of assorted farmers” our bodies spearheading the farmers’¬†agitation towards the Centre’s three farm legal guidelines.

In a press release, SKM leaders together with Balbir Singh Rajewal and Darshan Pal claimed that Mukesh allegedly poured petrol on him after which set himself on hearth.

“As soon as the Kisan morcha volunteers noticed it, they rushed in to douse fire and save his life. They learnt that this attempted suicide was spurred by a conflict in his family,” the SKM mentioned.

An worker from the petrol pump recognized Mukesh and knowledgeable his household who took him to hospital, it mentioned.

The morcha mentioned It is stunning that the farmers who tried their finest to save lots of an unknown individual are actually being implicated.

It appealed to the Haryana authorities to hold out a good investigation within the matter and likewise assured of its “complete cooperation in bringing the truth of this case to light.”

“We appeal to the public not to be taken in by yet another attempt to slander this historic movement,” the farmers” leaders mentioned within the assertion.

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