Farmers Protest: Police Registers Murder Case In Protesting Farmer's Death, Last Rites Today


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Farmer leaders to decide next course of action on "Delhi Chalo" call on Feb 29 Photo: PTI

Seven days after the death of Shubhkaran Singh in clashes between protesting farmers and Haryana security personnel at the Khanauri border point, the Punjab Police filed a murder case on Wednesday night.

Last rites of deceased farmer

Farmer leader Sarwan Singh Pandher told ANI, "Today is the 17th day of the march at the Khanauri and Shambhu border. We have received the info that an FIR has been lodged under sections 302 and 114 of IPC (in the death of Shubhkaran Singh)... Also today we will take the body of the deceased (Shubhkaran Singh) to the Khanauri border and his (Shubhkaran Singh) last rites will be performed at his native village..."


The Punjab Police has registered a case under sections 302 (murder) and 114 (abettor present when offence is committed) of the Indian Penal Code at the Patran Police station in Patiala.

The case has been registered against an unidentified person, according to the FIR, registered on the complaint of Shubhkaran's father.

According to the FIR, the place of occurrence has been shown at Garhi in Haryana's Jind district.

Khanauri is located near Jind district.

The registration of the FIR brings to an end the stalemate between the farmers and the Punjab government and paves the way for post-mortem of the body.


Farmer leaders spearheading the march were adamant that an FIR be registered before allowing the post-mortem. The body is being kept at the mortuary of Rajindra Hospital in Patiala.

Shubhkaran is likely to cremated on Thursday.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had earlier announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore and a government job for Shubhkaran's sister.

Shubhkaran, a 21-year-old from Bathinda, died and 12 security personnel were wounded during a confrontation at Khanauri on the Punjab-Haryana border on February 21. The clash occurred as some protesting farmers attempted to advance towards police barricades set up to stop their Delhi Chalo march.

The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha are spearheading the agitation to press the Centre to accept their demands, including a legal guarantee on minimum support price for crops and farm loan waiver.

Farmers, mostly from Punjab, taking part in the agitation have been camping at the Shambhu and the Khanauri border points.

Farmer leaders have said the protesters will continue to camp at Khanauri and Shambhu till February 29 when the next course of action will be decided.