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Shubh Karan’s death: Farmers to keep 24x7 vigil at mortuary, say autopsy only after FIR

ByKaram Prakash, Patiala
Feb 25, 2024 05:00 AM IST

Farm leaders and Shub’s family members have been insisting on filing an FIR against officials of Haryana Police under Section 302 (murder).

The farmers have started a 24x7 vigil at the Government Rajindra Hospital mortuary where Shubh Karan Singh’s body has been kept following apprehension that the Punjab government might conduct the post-mortem without registering an FIR against those responsible for his death.

Farmers hold a candle march in support of 22-year-old protesting farmer Shubh Karan Singh, who died in the clashes between security personnel and protesting farmers at the Khanauri border during the 'Delhi Chalo' march, in Patiala on Saturday. (ANI)
Farmers hold a candle march in support of 22-year-old protesting farmer Shubh Karan Singh, who died in the clashes between security personnel and protesting farmers at the Khanauri border during the 'Delhi Chalo' march, in Patiala on Saturday. (ANI)

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Shubhkaran (21), a native of Bathinda, was killed in the clash in Khanauri last Wednesday when some protesters tried to head towards the barricades erected by security personnel. Farm leaders and Shub’s family members have been insisting on filing an FIR against officials of Haryana Police under Section 302 (murder). Farm leaders on Friday paused the protests at the two sites— Shambhu and Khanauri— till February 29 when the next course of action will be decided.

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Jagjit Singh Dallewal, president, BKU (Ekta Sidhupur), on Saturday, once again said: “Post-mortem won’t be conducted until Punjab government gives justice to Shubh Karan Singh by registering an FIR against Haryana police officials. His family members are also demanding the same.”

Over a dozen farmers have already started a sit-in near the mortuary even as Patiala police have upped the security and erected barricades to seal off the mortuary.

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Zorawar Singh, district president, BKU (Ekta Sidhupur), who is at the sit-in said: “Around 50 farmers will stage a sit-in near the mortuary to deter the government from conducting post-mortem without registering an FIR.”

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