The farmer, who had briefed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi during his visit to Sirhind, Punjab, on the plight of the farming community, committed suicide in Fatehgarh Sahib district’s Dadu Majra village today.
60-year-old Singh had briefed Gandhi on the plight of the farmers and distress caused to them by crop loss due to unseasonal rains.
According to reports, the farmer was unable to pay off the loan which he had taken. The farmer’s wheat crop was destroyed by the unseasonal rain in March and April.
Punjab Congress chief Pratap Singh Bajwa is expected to meet the family members of the deceased farmer today.