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Wednesday, 27 January 2021 5.08 PM IST

Man who went to support farmers' protest burnt alive as car catches fire

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NEW DELHI: A man who had gone to Delhi border to support the agitating farmers, was burnt alive after the car in which he was sleeping caught fire on Saturday night near the Delhi-Haryana border.
The deceased has been identified as Janak Raj (55), a tractor repairman, who had gone to Delhi to voluntarily fix tractors that were being used by farmers camping near Delhi, to protest against the centre's farm laws that were passed recently.

According to sources, Janak Raj went to sleep in the car after finishing his work late at night near Bahadurgarh (Delhi-Haryana border). However, the vehicle caught fire and he was burnt alive.

Janak Raj hailed from Barnala district.

Following his death, several farmer organizations expressed regret over his death.

Shiromani Akali Dal Shiromani Akali Dal, condoling Mr Raj's death, said his name will also be immortalized in the history of the peasant movement.

"It was saddening to learn of the death of Janak Raj, a hard worker of the Indian Farmers Union (Ugrahan) who was working as a tractor repairman in the Kisan Andolan, in a fire accident near Bahadurgarh (Delhi-Haryana border). His name will also be immortalized in the history of the peasant movement," Ms Kaur said in a tweet in Gurmukhi.

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