Another farmer was found hanging from a tree bear Delhi’s Tikri border on Sunday morning. The 48-year-old farmer was identified as Rajbir Singh from Hisar.
According to The Indian Express, police said it appeared that the farmer had committed suicide. Rajbir is the eighth person to have allegedly killed himself at the borders of the capital, demanding that the three farm laws be repealed.
A suicide note was found in the pocket of Rajbir’s kurta, other farmers protesting at the site said.
“We received information from other farmers regarding the matter. The deceased was found hanging from a tree near the bypass. In a suicide note that was found, he has stated he was taking the extreme step due to frustration regarding the farm laws,” the report quotes Inspector Sunil Kumar, Station House Officer (SHO) of Bahadurgarh City police station.
The note found in his pocket read, “To the government, I am begging you to fulfil a dying person’s last wish, which is that the three laws be taken back. Bhagat Singh laid down his life for the country, I am taking my life for my farmer brothers.”
Rajbir is survived by his wife and two children. He owned around 2 acres of land, on which he grew rice and wheat.