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Another protesting farmer dies at Shambhu border in Punjab

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PATIALA: Another protesting farmer, who was staying put at the interstate border near Shambhu of Patiala district, allegedly died of cardiac arrest on Monday.
According to other farmers, the deceased was facing breathing problems for the past few days after facing tear gas shells and smoke.
The deceased has been identified as

Bishan Singh

, 75, of Khandoor village of Pakhowal block in Ludhiana district. The farmer leaders claimed that Bishan was associated with BKU Ekta Sidhupur farmer union and had stayed at Shambhu border since the beginning of farmers’ “Delhi Chalo 2.0” on February 13.
“Bishan Singh faced breathing problems in the wee hours of Monday following which he was rushed to government hospital in Rajpura where doctors declared him dead. He was unmarried. Bishan was the owner of only one acre of agricultural land and was in debt. He is survived by five brothers and their family members. The brother of the deceased has reached the hospital’s mortuary and a decision over his cremation will be taken soon,” said Karamjit Singh Pakhowal block general secretary of BKU Ekta Sidhupur.

Gurdeep Singh Chahal, press secretary of BKU Ekta Sidhupur said, “The deceased farmer was facing breathing problems for the past few days after facing tear gas shells and for this, he was also undergoing treatment.”
Rajpura senior medical officer Dr Bidhi Chand said, “The deceased farmer was brought dead and the cause of death will be known only after the postmortem. His body has been kept in the mortuary.”

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