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Delhi Police cops laughed when farmer Gajendra Singh Rajput was struggling for life: AAP volunteer

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

On Wednesday, the entire nation saw a shameful incident of a farmer publicly hanging himself from a tree in front of almost 5000 people. The famer identified as Gajendra Singh Rajput committed suicide at Jantar Mantar in the Aam Aadmi Party’s kisan rally. His suicide letter revealed that he came from Dausa district of Rajasthan and the recent hailstorms had destroyed his entire crops.

This tragic incident happened just a few steps away from Parliament, which is in session. There were multiple layers of policemen deployed on duty and neither of them came forward to save the poor farmer, alleged an AAP volunteer who said that he climbed the tree after the farmer to try and save him.

The volunteer told a news channel that, “By the time I reached him, it was too late. But I supported him hoping that we could do something and with my other hand I signaled to the policeman below for help. They did nothing just stood around and laughed.”

Also, the tree was only 40 steps away from the stage where Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal along with his party leaders was seated. AAP leader Sanjay Singh too spoke from the stage asking the police to stop Gajendra.

Kejriwal announced from the stage, after Gajendra was rushed to RML hospital, that “I feel sad that before our eyes he climbed the tree. I kept telling the police to save him. The police are not in our control, but at least they are under god’s control.”

However, after the death of the farmer, a magisterial inquiry has been ordered. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also solicited the Delhi police to give a report on the series of events and police preparedness at AAP’s rally.

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BJP Holds Arvind Kejriwal Responsible For Sanitation Worker’s Death

According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain

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The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization
The new move the Arvind Kejriwal's party denounces the concept of digitalization

The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear.

“This is not the first time that such an incident has happened. Due to the negligence of the government, sanitation staff goes for cleaning sewers and dies there after inhaling toxic fumes. They are never saved even after rescue operations,” Delhi BJP Chief Manoj Tiwari told reporters here.

His remarks come a day after a sanitation worker choked to death after he got trapped inside an underground drain while cleaning it in north Delhi’s Jahroda area.

The work of cleaning the drain was being carried out by the Delhi government’s flood control department.

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“Sanitation workers are our helpers and Kejriwal government is playing with their lives,” he said.

Highlighting the deaths of sanitation workers in Delhi in the past few years, the BJP MP from the North East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency said that in September 2018, five sanitation workers died while in August 2017, 10 died inside sewers.

“Kejriwal is responsible for the deaths of sanitation workers who die while cleaning sewers and the investigating agencies should take action against him,” he said.

Attacking Kejriwal, Tiwari said, “During the last three to four years, more than 60 workers have died.”

Arvind Kejriwal giving speech suring chanda bandh satyagrah
Arvind Kejriwal giving speech during chanda bandh satyagrah

He also accused Kejriwal of not fulfilling his promise of providing safety equipment to sewer workers and mechanical sweeping.

A senior Delhi Police official said that it has registered a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code over the death of the sanitation worker.

The sanitation worker has been identified as Kishan, 37, a resident of north Delhi’s Wazirabad area.

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According to police, he had gone to clean the drain but got trapped in the silt and garbage in the drain.

His body was taken out from the drain by a team of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) late on Sunday night. (IANS)