A farmer from Dausa, Rajasthan committed suicide at the AAP anti-land bill rally in New Delhi on Tuesday, by hanging himself from a tree at the venue.
He was declared dead on arrival at the hospital. Firstpost had earlier reported that AAP volunteers noticed him trying to kill himself, and stopped him and rushed him to the hospital.
Visuals being shared on TV and social media show the farmer hanging from the branch of the tree with a white cloth that he had made into a noose.
The blame games begun right after the news broke out, and where some blamed Kejriwal and AAP for the misfortune, AAP leader Ashutosh blamed the Delhi Police. "It is the Delhi police that did not do its duty," he said.
Reports also suggested that Kejriwal continued his speech even after learning about the suicide. Reacting to the criticism towards Kejriwal, he sarcastically said, "From the next time we will ask the Delhi CM Kejriwal himself to climb up a tree and save the farmer. It is Kejriwal's fault that he himself did not climb up the tree."
Following the incident #AAPKisanRally started to trend on Twitter. At first people were quick to blame Kejriwal and AAP:
— Valay (@vaz_paz) April 22, 2015
— FreESoul (@Als0kn0wnAs) April 22, 2015
— vishal sharma (@imvishal05) April 22, 2015
— Isolde Rose (@Isolderose) April 22, 2015
There were some tweets that urged people to focus on the issue and stop politicising it.
I'm aghast! Instead of focusing on the plight of farmers, pol parties r diverting attention from core issue & are targeting #AAPKisanRally.
— Dr. Munish Raizada (@DrMunishRaizada) April 22, 2015
Ok. No more tweets on farmer suicide at #AAPKisanRally. A poor man has died & the whole thing is rapidly turning into a circus. Sick!
— Smita Barooah (@smitabarooah) April 22, 2015
Stop politicising the issue!! If it's politics than your ignorance is deplorable!! #AAPKisanRally
— TheLazyThinker (@supanramana) April 22, 2015
The media is equally responsible. If a farmer is committing suicide, u cud ve saved him rather than recoding a video #AAPKisanRally
— Pathik sharma (@parth8455) April 22, 2015
How can you blame a party for a problem which has existed before the party itself came into existence? #AAPKisanRally
— Kavita (@kavikaze) April 22, 2015
However, the trolls on Twitter never sleep. Some tweets called the entire stunt a conspiracy, blamed Kejriwal for the farmer's death, and also used the hashtags #ShameOnKejriwal and #KillerKejriwal
— Kunwar (@kunwarzee) April 22, 2015
— Mayank Pandey (@MayankTu) April 22, 2015
Was that Suicide Attempt a Publicity stunt Or was Pre Planned #AAPKisanRally
— IrFAN (@FANdeSRK) April 22, 2015
— Raj Karsewak (@rajkarsewak) April 22, 2015
— Chandra Prakash (@CPism) April 22, 2015
— marreddi laxman (@laxmana_swamy) April 22, 2015
Its a pre planned suicide and organise by AAP. #AAPKisanRally
— Harsh Kansal (@harshkansalus) April 22, 2015
— Truth Prevails (@Anurag4Bharat) April 22, 2015
— MediaCrooks (@mediacrooks) April 22, 2015
— VijayThakkar (@vikingthakkar) April 22, 2015
Now #KIllerKejriwal has used innocent farmer's life to promote his useless politics!
— Amit Srivastava (@AmiSri) April 22, 2015
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Updated Date: Apr 22, 2015 18:41:43 IST