Farmer commits suicide at AAP rally, probe ordered

Written by | April 22, 2015 | 0

New Delhi: Hours after a farmer from Rajasthan, who committed suicide by hanging himself at an AAP rally against the land bill, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday directed a probe into the matter.

The Home Minister spoke to Delhi Police Commissioner B S Basssi and directed that the incident should be probed.

The Commissioner of Police immediately ordered a probe through the Joint CP- New Delhi range into it, officials said.

The man, identified as Gajendra Singh, climbed the tree as top AAP leaders were present at the Jantar Mantar, a
stone’s throw from Parliament, and hanged himself with a ‘gamcha’ (towel). As some people climbed up to save him, the branch gave away and he fell.

He was rushed to nearby RML hospital in a police jeep. Doctors there said that he was “brought dead”.

A purported suicide note was recovered from the spot in which he mentioned that he is a farmer and his crops have been destroyed. He has also wrote his family’s contact number.

The incident occurred at around 2 PM in the presence of Kejriwal prompting senior AAP leaders to allege that it was an attempt to “sabotage” the rally and slammed the police for being “mute spectators”.

Kejriwal said, “We kept asking the police to bring him down. Police may not be in our control but at least there
should be a semblance of humanity among them. I am rushing to the hospital with Manish Sisodia”.

After his speech, the chief minister reached the hospital but Singh was already declared dead.

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