Maha farmer falls off building during kisan rally, dies

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Maha farmer falls off building during kisan rally, dies

Sunday, 02 December 2018 | Staff Reporter | 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, died early Saturday after accidentally falling from a building in central Delhi's Paharganj area.  

The deceased is identified as Kiran Santapa a resident of Takliwadi village in Kohlapur district, Maharashtra. According to Amit Sharma, Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central district, On Saturday early morning at around 3:15 Am a Police Control Room (PCR) call was received regarding a man lying in pool of blood on floor at Ambedkar Bhawan in Pahar Ganj.

"A police team rushed to the spot and Kiran was immediately rushed to the Lady Harding, Hospital where doctors declared him brought dead," said the Additional DCP.

"Initial investigation suggests that Kiran had come along with his fellow-villagers to participate in the Farmers Rally and was staying in room no. 29 on third floor at Ambedkar Bhawan. He had accidentally fallen from the third floor corridor where he slept last night and as such, no foul play is made out," the Additional DCP said.

"The body of deceased would be taken to his home town, after compliance of legal formalities," adding, "Kiran is survived by a wife and two children. "His son is pursing M.Tech from a college near Kohlkapur while his daughter is studying in a school," a senior police official said .

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