Farmers' protest: Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Thursday announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh for the families of three women who died in a tragic incident at the Tikri border in Haryana.
SP Jhajjar said that "At 5.30 am, 7 women protestors who were waiting on the road for transport to go to railway station to board a train to Mansa, Punjab, were hit by a truck which had lost control. 3 women died, 4 injured in the incident. Truck driver absconding. We're talking to farmer leaders."
Punjab CM Charanjit Singh Channi took to Twitter and wrote: "Heartbreaking news of 3 women farmers killed and two others injured as truck hits them near Tikri Border in Haryana's Bahadurgarh."
"I am deeply grieved by this tragic incident. May their soul Rest in Peace and also urge Haryana Police to find the accused and put them behind bars,' he added.
He further wrote: "Nothing can compensate for the lives lost. The tragedy has caused irreparable loss to the concerned families of Punjab. However, taking recourse to financial relief, My Govt. announces Rs.5 lac each for the dead and free treatment for the injured."
Farmers have been protesting at different sites since November 26 last year against the enacted farm laws: Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020; the Farmers Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and farm Services Act 2020 and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020.