The body of a 70-year-old man who had been participating in the farmer protest at the Kundli border point between Delhi and Haryana was found partly nibbled at by rats at a Sonipat hospital where it was kept for autopsy. The elderly person, Rajendra Saroha, had died on Wednesday under mysterious circumstances at a village near the site of agitation. The post mortem examination to identify the cause of his death was scheduled for Thursday.
However, when the body was taken out of the freezer, his face and parts of his leg were found to have been eaten off by rodents.
“We noticed bleeding on the body. We found deep bruises on it, which, too, were bleeding. This led to a protest by representatives of the village and the khap,” said Pradeep Saroha, the only son of the late farmer.
The Congress today attacked the ruling BJP government of Haryana over the incident saying “such a painful situation may not have been witnessed over the past 73 years”.
The late farmer, who hails from Baiyanpur village in Sonipat, had been visiting the Kundli border point off and on to participate in the ongoing agitation against the central farm laws. Over the past few days, however, he had remained at the protest, staying near Rasoi village close by.