In pics: A farmer suicide in the heart of Delhi
A farmer from Rajasthan, Gajendra Singh, hung himself from a tree at the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP's) anti-land bill rally at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday.delhi Updated: Apr 23, 2015 01:26 IST
A farmer from Rajasthan, Gajendra Singh, hanged himself from a tree at the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP's) anti-land bill rally at Jantar Mantar on Wednesday.
People near the tree tried to discourage Singh from taking the extreme step but to no avail. As soon as he hung himself, they brought his body down and rushed him to a nearby hospital. However, he was soon declared dead.
Here are pictures of what happened:
Gajenrdra Singh shouting slogans at the rally in Jantar Mantar. (PTI Photo)
Singh threatening to commit suicide. (Sonu Mehta/ HT Photo)
Singh throws himself from the tree with a towel tied around his neck. (PTI Photo)
People desparately try to save Singh's life. (PTI Photo)
People calling out for help to bring Singh's body down. (Sonu Mehta/ HTPhoto)
A note found on Singh that reads: Friends, I am the son of a farmer. My father threw me out of the house because my crops were damaged. I have three children. I belong to the Dausa district of Rajasthan. Please give me a solution how I can go back home. Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan. Gajendra Singh. (HT Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal (R) and deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia at the rally. (PTI Photo)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal speaking at the rally. He blamed the police for doing nothing to prevent Singh's suicide. (PTI Photo)
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi (C) at the Lady Hardinge hospital where Singh was taken after he was brought down. (PTI Photo)
BJP Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay (fourth from right) at the Lady Hardinge hospital. (PTI Photo)