-Anurag Pathak/ 10.6.2017
Another farmer, injured in police beating during a farmer protest on June 6 in Mandsaur, has died in hospital. With this the death toll of farmers has touched up 8. While five had died on the spot on June 6, other two injured in firing, had succumbed in next two days.
The protest was organized by the local peasants agitating for debt relief and better market price of their produce. The mode of firing in cold blood leaves no corner for doubt that the orders to suppress the peasant agitation through brutal violence were issued from the top echelons of power.