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Haryana: 3 women killed after speeding truck hits them at farmers’ protest site at Tikri border

The tragedy occurred near the Tikri border, where farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been protesting the repeal of the three agricultural rules for about 11 months.
 

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Haryana, First Published Oct 28, 2021, 1:50 PM IST
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Three women farmers were killed when a speeding vehicle crashed over a barrier where they were sitting while waiting for an auto near the Delhi-Haryana border protest location. According to police, the truck driver fled the site of the crash. According to authorities, two of the ladies died on the spot, while the third died in the hospital. The tragedy occurred near the Tikri border, where farmers from Punjab and Haryana have been protesting the repeal of the three agricultural rules for about 11 months. The women were attempting to return to their native village in Mansa, Punjab, when the incident occurred, according to police. Amarjeet Kaur, Gurmail Kaur, and Harsinder Kaur have been identified as the victims.

"A truck carrying dust rammed into the gathering of women farmers," said Waseem Akram, superintendent of police in Jhajjar. He further said two of them were killed on the scene. The wounded were sent to a public hospital and then to PGI Rohtak for treatment. He added one of the injured died on the route to the hospital in Rohtak, while the other two ladies are said to be safe. The official said women were waiting for a vehicle to the railway station around 5.30 a.m. when the accident occurred. The driver fled after the truck climbed up the central verge and hit the women.

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Satwant Singh, a member of the Bharatiya Kisan Union in Ugrahan, stated that the ladies were returning to their village in Punjab as part of the rotation process. They had participated in farmer demonstrations. He noted that the accused driver is suspected of falling asleep at the wheel. Meanwhile, the Punjab government announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of the three deceased women.

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