Singhu border lynching: Autopsy says 35-year-old died due to excessive bleeding

On Friday, the body of Lakhbir Singh (35), a Dalit farm labourer from Punjab’s Tarn Taran district, was discovered tied to a police barricade near the Singhu farm protest site on the outskirts of the Capital with the left hand and right foot cut off.
A security person keeps vigil at Singhu Border in New Delhi. Autopsy report said the Dalit man died due to excessive bleeding due to deep wounds. (PTI)
A security person keeps vigil at Singhu Border in New Delhi. Autopsy report said the Dalit man died due to excessive bleeding due to deep wounds. (PTI)
Updated on Oct 17, 2021 01:13 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Dalit labourer Lakhbir Singh, who was lynched at the farmers’ protest site at Delhi’s Singhu border, died of excessive bleeding due to several deep wounds, and had 22 injury marks on his body, said the post-mortem report on Saturday.

On Friday, the body of Lakhbir Singh (35), a Dalit farm labourer from Punjab’s Tarn Taran district, was discovered tied to a police barricade near the Singhu farm protest site on the outskirts of the Capital with the left hand and right foot cut off. The post-mortem, conducted by a team of three doctors at Sonepat’s civil hospital, said the farmer sustained at least 22 wounds on his body, of which ten were deep.

“The labourer had died from excess bleeding and deep wounds. As many as 10 out of 22 wounds were very large. There were also signs of being tied with a rope and he was also dragged on the ground. His hand was hacked...,” said Dr Ekta, member of the team that conducted the post-mortem.

Later in the day, Lakhbir was cremated at his native village, Cheema, amid tight security in the presence of his close family members.

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