New Delhi: While over 300 police personnel suffered accidents throughout the conflict with protesters on Republic day, one agitator died after his tractor overturned. This protester had returned from Australia to his hometown in Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur to have fun his current marriage ceremony however destiny took an unlucky flip. ALSO READ | Tractor Rally Violence: ‘Aggressive & Militant Elements Pushed Ahead,’ Delhi Police Commissioner SN Shrivastava
Navreet Singh’s household and associates who have been planning to have his marriage ceremony celebration, in a merciless flip of occasions, needed to mourn his loss of life quickly after his arrival.
The 27-year-old agitator was crushed underneath the tractor he was driving after it overturned on the highway when he tried to interrupt by means of a police barricade at central Delhi’s ITO throughout a farmers’ tractor parade, police revealed.
News company PTI reported that the physique reached Rampur Tuesday evening and a autopsy was additionally carried out. Navreet’s relations revealed that he had returned from Australia to throw a marriage occasion after he tied the knot overseas a while again.
He was within the nationwide capital on Republic Day to take part within the farmers’ protests after being persuaded by his uncles. In a video shared on social media, he will be seen driving a blue tractor at excessive velocity.
Earlier on social media, the declare of him being shot by police had unfold. However, it was clarified that he died after his tractor flipped and he was crushed underneath the automobile.
“We came together to participate in the parade but never knew it would happen,” a neighbour said.
Security was beefed up in Rampur district with senior police officials getting on the ground to review law and order.
“ADG Bareilly Zone Avinash Chandra along with Rampur SP Shogun Gautam visited Bilaspur area of the district to review the law and order situation. Necessary instructions were given to personnel on the ground,” the police official added.
Navreet’s grieving family members, who called him a “shaheed (martyr)”, said that he had gone to Australia to pursue higher education and he got married there recently.
On Tuesday, his body was draped in Tricolour and protesters were reported to have not been allowing police to get a post-mortem done. They insisted that the mortal remains be taken to the village at the earliest.
Some farmers have denied the police version as one of them alleged that “the police fired teargas at Navreet, one of the shells hit him on the head and he lost control of the steering wheel. The police didn’t even help him”.
The tractor was part of a batch that arrived from the Ghazipur border which had deflected from the agreed-upon route, a senior Delhi Police officer said.
(With Agency Inputs)