Janak Raj

Janak Raj

Source: Indian Express

Name: Janak Raj

Domicile: Dhanaula Village, Distt. Barnala, Punjab

Occupation: Mechanic- tractor repair helper

Date of Death: intervening night of 29-30 November

Age: 60 (55?)

Cause of Death: Arson/Fire ( Died near Tikkri Border when the car he was sleeping in had caught fire and he was burnt alive).

Survived by: wife and 2 children.

Place of Death: Tikri Border

He had joined the agitating farmers in solidarity and volunteered to repair the tractor tyres for free.

“Sehal Aggarwal, Janak’s 24-year-old son, who was at Dhanaula in his house, said, “My father often used to be part of farmers’ agitation since October 1. He was always ready to provide his services in whatever manner he could.””

Source:

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/farmers-protest-punjab-car-mechanic-dies-janak-raj-aggarwal-7073679/

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/60-year-old-farmer-dies-7079095/