Protests in Italy over the death of 31-year-old Indian laborer, Prime Minister Giorgio Meloni expressed condolences

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Italian Prime Minister Giorgio Meloni expressed grief over the incident and expressed condolences over the death of Satnam Singh and stressed the need for swift justice. (Image/X)

Satnam Singh died on June 19 after his employer allegedly abandoned him on the roadside following a farm accident that resulted in the amputation of Singh’s right hand.

The death of the 31-year-old farm labourer from Punjab sparked outrage and protests in Italy, raising questions about the provision of labour rights and protections for migrant workers in the country. Satnam Singh died on June 19 after his employer allegedly abandoned him by the side of a road following an accident on the farm that resulted in Singh losing his right arm.

Singh’s family members, who hail from Chand Nawan village, claimed that the treatment meted out to him was worse than animals. They also demanded justice and appealed for Singh’s body to be sent back to his hometown.

According to a report Indian Express According to reports, Satnam Singh’s hand was cut off in an accident on a farm in Italy. The owner of the farm, identified as Renzo Lovato, reportedly drove him to his home in a minivan and threw him out instead of taking him to a hospital.

According to local media reports, the incident took place at the watermelon greenhouse of Agro Potino, south of Rome.

After the incident, Satnam’s wife, who worked in the same field, sought help from neighbours and called an ambulance. He was then airlifted to a hospital, but he died on Wednesday.

Italian Prime Minister Giorgio Meloni expressed shock over the incident and expressed condolences over the death of Satnam Singh and stressed the need for swift justice.

Satnam Singh’s father, Gurmukh Singh, 70, claimed he was never informed about his son’s “accident” and learnt about his injuries only after his death. Indian Express Report.

“Our source of information was the media and when we tried to contact embassy officials to confirm the news, we could not talk to anyone,” he said.

Satnam’s family consists of parents, an elder brother and a younger sister.