A 57-year-old farmer died of heart attack while protesting the Centre’s new farm laws at the Ghazipur border on Friday.
Mohar Singh, a resident of Bhagwanpur Nangal village in Baghpat district was rushed to a nearby hospital where the doctors declared him brought dead, an official said.
Indirapuram DSP Anshu Jain told PTI that as per medical information, the farmer died due to a heart attack.
Commenting on the incident, the state president of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), Rajbir Singh, said all the farmers who died during the protest must be declared as a martyr.
The body was wrapped in a BKU flag. BKU leader Rakesh Tikait paid homage to the deceased.
On New Year’s eve, a tribute was paid to all farmers who died during the protest. A candlelight march was also held.