Maharashtra farmer accidentally falls from Delhi building, dies
NEW DELHI: A 52-year-old farmer from Maharashtra, who had participated in a two-day kisan rally in Delhi against the agrarian distress in the country, accidently fell from the third floor where he was sleeping early morning on Saturday from a building in central Delhi.
"Identified as Kiran Santapa, a resident of Kolhapur district, Maharashtra, he was found lying on the floor at Ambedkar Bhawan in Paharganj area around 3.15 am," a senior police officer said.
Santapa was rushed to Lady Harding hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead. He had come along with his fellow-villagers to participate in the farmers' rally and was staying in room no. 29 on the third floor of Ambedkar Bhawan, the officer said.
He said the victim had accidentally fallen from the third floor corridor on Saturday early morning. He was sleeping near the railing and police believe that he might have just tumbled over in sleep.
Police said they do not suspect any foul play and the body would be taken to his home town after legal formalities.
Thousands of farmers from across the country gathered in Delhi on Thursday and on Friday, they marched through streets chanting slogans in support of their demands such as debt relief and remunerative prices for their produce.