Gunshots were fired in the air by four unidentified persons on Sunday night near Singhu border, in the National Capital Region, where thousands of farmers have camped for more than 100 hundred days.
The shots were fired when a langar was taking place at the protest site on the Haryana side of the Singhu border, reported India Today. The report quoted farmers saying four men came in a car, with a number plate bearing Chandigarh’s number, and fled after firing three rounds in the air.
After the incident was reported, police personnel from Haryana’s Kundli rushed to the spot and launched an investigation. The development took place hours before hundreds of women farmers took part in several activities and held tractor marches to celebrate International Women’s Day.
The protests began at Singhu on 25 November last year, when lacs of farmers marched towards the national capital demanding a complete repeal of the newly passed farm legislations by the government.