Rajasthan Farmer commits suicide at AAP rally in Jantar Mantar

A farmer from dausa district of rajasthan commits suicide by hanging himself from a tree at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) anti-Land Acquisition Bill, 2015 rally at Jantar Mantar in Delhi on Wednesday. The man, identified as Gajendra Singh, climbed the tree as top AAP leaders were present at the Jantar Mantar, a stone's throw from Parliament, and hanged himself with a 'gamcha' (towel). As some people climbed up to save him, the branch gave away and he fell. He was rushed to nearby RML hospital in a police jeep. Doctors there said that he was "brought dead". The incident occurred at around 2 pm in the presence of Kejriwal prompting senior AAP leaders to allege that it was an attempt to “sabotage” the rally and slammed the police for being “mute spectators”.
In a note Singh left behind, he had mentioned his and his family's phone number. According to reports, he had three children. Dausa MP Sachin Pilot, who visited the farmer in the hospital, said the AAP should have stopped its rally after he hanged himself. "I heard that the rally continued and nobody tried to prevent his death. That is unfortunate," he told reporters. "Was the finishing speech more important?" he asked. Arvind Kejriwal visited the hospital after his speech at the rally. "Before our eyes he climbed the tree. I kept telling the police to save him. But the police are not in our control, but at least he is under God's control.  I am sad that he climbed the tree in front of us but nobody tried to stop him," he said. As politics exploded over the suicide, AAP and Mr Kejriwal were accused of extreme insensitivity by rival parties. "Is politics more important than someone's life?" questioned BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra.