Baba Ram Singh, the priest of a gurdwara in Haryana, died after taking pictures himself on Wednesday afternoon on the Delhi-Haryana border in Singhu, where he reached final evening and joined farmers from Punjab and Haryana protesting against three farm guidelines handed within the Monsoon Session of Parliament. He used to be 65.
In a suicide shriek, Singh, a resident of Singhra village in Haryana’s Karnal district,said he wished to shriek the “cruelty of the authorities”.
In a handwritten shriek in Punjabi, he said: “Farmers are in be anxious, they are protesting on the roads for his or her rights. The authorities is now not giving them justice, which is cruel. It’s a sin to suffer persecution and likewise a sin to oppress. Some hold stood for the farmer rights and against the cruelty. Other folks hold returned their awards to showcase divulge. I’m sacrificing myself.” HT has viewed a duplicate of the shriek.
Sonepat’s superintendent of police Jashandeep Randhawa confirmed that the police had obtained files that a man shot himself dull at Kundli-Singhu, where the farmers are protesting. Ravi Kumar, situation home officer of the Kundli police situation, said the suicide shriek had been recovered and that its authenticity used to be being ascertained.
“The Kundli police is investigating the case. An intensive probe will possible be performed,” the SP added.
Tens of hundreds of farmers, largely from Punjab and Haryana, hold gathered on Delhi’s borders, irritating the repeal of three farm guidelines that allow companies to freely alternate farm produce begin air the authorities-managed mandi system, allow non-public traders to stockpile gigantic quantities of fundamental commodities for future gross sales, and lay down unique tips for contract farming.
Shiromani Akali Dal president Sukhbir Singh Badal expressed his distress on the priest’s loss of life. “Anguished to hear that Sant Baba Ram Singh ji Nanaksar Singhra wale shot himself at Singhu border in Kisan Dharna, taking a notion at farmers’ struggling. Sant ji’s sacrifice won’t be allowed to circulation in vain. I aid GOI now not to let location deteriorate to any extent extra & repeal the 3 agri guidelines,” he tweeted
Congress chief Rahul Gandhi expressed his be anxious over his loss of life and said many farmers hold given their lives for the agitation. “The cruelty of Modi authorities has crossed all limits. Leave stubbornness and repeal the three farm guidelines,” he tweeted.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted, “The news of Sant Baba Ram Singh Ji’s suicide is amazingly painful. Condolences to his family in this hour of be anxious. Our farmers are inquiring for his or her rights, the authorities must still hear to the bid of the farmers and all three dusky guidelines must still be withdrawn.”
Amarjeet Singh, a terminate affiliate of Singh, said he shot himself in his enjoy automobile. “From the dharna build, he used to be rushed to a non-public clinic in Panipat where he died at some level of medication,” he said.
Gloom descended on Singhra village after the news of his loss of life unfold.
Residents of the village apart from to the priest’s followers from Karnal apart from to from close by districts gathered on the Gurudwara and accused the Central authorities of now not fixing the farmers’ field and forcing Singh to bewitch his existence.
“He had dedicated his existence to Sikh Sanghat and his supreme sacrifice will now not toddle crash as this can unite all farmers,” said Angrej Singh Pannu, one more of his mates.
Singh, who moved to Karnal in 1983 from Ludhiana in Punjab, used to be widespread within the neighborhood and had hundreds of followers in Karnal and close by districts.
He extinct to organise weeklong satsangs (prayer conferences) and langars (neighborhood kitchens) for hundreds of participants , village residents said.
His body has been kept on the Singhra village Gurudwara and must still be cremated on Thursday.
Additional police forces had been deployed in and spherical the village in a security measure, the native police said on Wednesday.