New Delhi November 27, 2020UPDATED: November 27, 2020 17:20 IST
Even as thousands of protesting farmers continued their march towards Delhi, a farmer’s tractor-trolley was hit by a truck in Haryana’s Bhiwani on Friday, in which one farmer was killed and two others suffered injuries.
The incident took place at Mundhal in Bhiwani district on early Friday when a truck hit the tractor at a police barricade as thousands of protesting farmers marched on.
A case was registered against the truck driver who hit the tractor, killing a protesting farmer and injuring two others, a Haryana Police spokesperson said.
“Tanna Singh, a farmer from Mansa in Punjab, died on the spot while two others were injured. The police immediately rushed the injured to the Bhiwani Civil Hospital for treatment,” the spokesperson added.
“After getting a complaint in this regard, a case has been registered against the truck driver under relevant provisions of the Indian Penal Code. Further investigation is underway,” he said.
The deceased was stated to be around 40 years old.
Thousands of farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been heading to Delhi for the last two days to protest against the Centre’s three farm laws, enacted recently.
Farmers have been protesting against the Centre’s farm laws fearing that they would lead to the dismantling of the minimum support price mechanism, leaving them at the “mercy” of big corporates.
They have been demanding the repeal of the new laws.
(With inputs from PTI)