'Son of a farmer' who attempted suicide at AAP rally dies

New Delhi: In a shocking news for Arvind Kejriwal's anti-land bill rally, a farmer who allegedly  attempted suicide by hanging himself from a tree has died at the RML hospital here on Wednesday. The man believed to be a farmer was rushed to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in serious condition in central Delhi today after he hanged himself from a tree at an AAP rally called to protest the land bill.

A news channel has gained access to the suicide letter written by the man who attempted suicide. Gajendra, the youth, wrote in the letter which he threw to the ground from the tree, “I am the son of a farmer. I hail from Nangal Jhalawar in Rajasthan's Dausa. My father kicked me out of the house after my crop got damaged. I have three children but I don't have any work. Tell me how should I go back home.”

Aam Aadmi Party volunteers said the man was unconscious and barely breathing when three party activists climbed the tree and brought him down after people saw him hanging at Jantar Mantar.

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said man who attempted suicide is  from Dausa in Rajasthan. "We and the (Delhi) government are with the family of the farmer," said Sisodia.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was present when the incident took place at the rally attended by thousands at Jantar Mantar in the heart of the national capital.

Kejriwal is leading a protest rally against the new Land Bill at Jantar Mantar in the national capital. AAP workers and supporters will march from Jantar Mantar to Parliament even though Delhi Police has already denied permission to the party to hold the rally.

Section 144 of CrPC is already in place in New Delhi area as Parliament is in session. Senior officers of Delhi Police said that action will be taken against anyone violating prohibitory orders.

The AAP is demanding withdrawal of the land ordinance saying that cosmetic amendments will not work. The party has backed UPA's version of the Land Bill.

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