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“Tragic Clash: 21-Year-Old Farmer Killed in Confrontation with Haryana Security Forces During Farmers’ Protest in Khanauri”

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On one hand where we says famers are the real food givers, but on the other hand where a 21-year-old farmer was killed and few other were injured in the clash between the security personnel and protesting farmers at Khanauri on the Punjab-Haryana border.

Whereas the leaders of the famers said this was the first death in the clashes since the ‘Delhi Chalo’ march which began since the February 13.

However, the victim has been identified as Subhkaran Singh (21), as he was reside in Baloke village in Punjab’s Bathinda district, farmer leader Baldev Singh Sirsa said.

As per the, Patiala-based Rajindra Hospital’s medical superintendent H.S Rekhi told reporters that three people, one of them dead, were brought to the hospital from the Khanauri border point. Singh had an injury to his head, Rekhi said and added that condition of the other two is stable.

Farmers gathered at Khanauri, one of the protest sites along the Punjab-Haryana border, reported clashes with Haryana police forces, alleging the use of rubber bullets and tear gas shells to disperse them. Similar confrontations occurred at Shambhu border as farmers from Punjab attempted to push past barricades in their march towards Delhi, prompting the deployment of tear gas by the Haryana Police.

Amidst heavy police presence, including earthmoving equipment like excavators and modified tractors, tensions rose as farmers renewed their agitation following unsuccessful talks with the government.

Concerns were raised about the potential for violence as authorities warned against attempts to breach barricades.

Heavy earthmoving equipment, including excavators, and modified tractors were seen at the protest sites, with police cautioning that these might be used to break barricades and cause harm to security personnel.

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Author:- Apoorva Arora

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