Tractor Rally, Navrit Singh: Post-Mortem Confirms Farmer Died Of Tractor Accident Injuries: UP Police
A farmer from Uttar Pradesh who on died in Delhi's ITO area while participating in Tuesday's tractor rally that descended into violence and chaos, was not shot as claimed by some of his fellow protesters yesterday, the UP police said today. The 26-year-old man's post-mortem examination has revealed that he died from injuries he received in a tractor accident, police added.
"The post-mortem report clarifies that he was not shot. He died of the antemortem injuries which he received after his tractor overturned as seen in a viral video," Avinash Chandra, a senior UP police officer, was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
CCTV footage of the incident released yesterday showed the man driving a blue tractor towards police barricades as apparently rattled security personnel brace for impact. The speeding tractor, in an attempt to break through the cordon, rams the barricades and overturns.
While the Delhi police had said yesterday that he died because of the accident injuries, some protesters had claimed he was shot dead.