1 Farmer Dead After Truck Hits Tractor in Haryana, Cops File Case

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Two people were injured and a 40-year-old farmer was killed after a speeding truck crashed with their tractor-trolley in a village in Haryana’s Bhiwani on Friday, 27 November, amid the farmers’ march, Hindustan Times reported. According to ANI, the Haryana Police has registered a case against the truck driver who hit the tractor-trolley.

While the injured are have not yet been identified, the deceased was identified as Tanna Singh, a resident of Mansa district in the state.

“When they reached near Mundhal, a speeding truck hit their tractor-trolley. One farmer was killed on the spot while two others were injured. The injured have been sent to a hospital,” a spokesperson of Bhiwani Police said.

The incident is said to have taken place around 5:30 am, when the farmers were protesting against the government’s new agriculture laws.

As a consequence of this, protests erupted in Rohtak. The Bharatiya Kisan Union alleges that the farmer was killed due to the blockades set up by the police to disrupt the farmers’ demonstration, and the farmers are now demanding 20 lakh in compensation from the Government of Haryana, The Indian Express reported.

They have also refused to hand over the body to the police.

(With inputs from Hindustan Times and The Indian Express)

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