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Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Moga man dies of cardiac arrest at protest in Delhi

Tribune News Service

Moga, December 8

A 48-year old man, identified as Mewa Singh, a resident of Khote village in Nihalsinghwala subdivision in Moga district, died of a cardiac arrest during the ongoing protest of farmers on the outskirts of Delhi in the wee hours today.

He was working as a tailor in the village. He actively participated in the ongoing protest of farmers for the past over two months.

Family sources said he was also a writer and wrote many songs for Punjabi singers. Sources in the village said he braved water cannons and tear gas shells in Haryana to reach the Delhi border along with hundreds of other farmers and labourers.

A pall of gloom descended on the village on Tuesday morning when the news of Mewa Singh's demise reached here. His body is still in Delhi. Officials of the local administration claimed his body would be brought here tonight. His last rites and cremation ceremony would be done on Wednesday at his native village.

General secretary of BKU (Ekta) Sukhdev Singh Kokri urged the Punjab Government to provide financial assistance to the kin of the deceased as he was the only bread earner in the family.

Sangrur woman passes away

Sangrur: An elderly woman died at the Kalajhar toll plaza due to a cardiac arrest on Tuesday. Protesters said they won't cremate the body till the family of deceased Gurmale Kaur, 70, was given adequate compensation. TNS

from The Tribune

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