Did Farmers’ tractors crush a police officer during ongoing protest? Know the truth.

Misleading National

An old incident of clashes between farmers and police in Punjab’s Sangrur has been shared linking to the ongoing farmers’ protest.

Farmer unions started their protest march to Delhi to force the Union government to meet their demands on 13 February. Amidst this, a video of a policemen getting stuck under a tractor’s wheels during a rally by protesting farmers has gone viral on social media. In the video, tractors are coming in the middle of the protesters gathered on the road, the tractor runs over the body of a person and a policeman is lying injured on the road. The video was shared on social media with the claim that the video is from the recent protest being staged in 2024.

The caption of the video states, “So called Anndatta Farmers crushed a Police officer under tractor #FarmersProtest2024”.

Archive link

Fact Check-

For more information more about the video, we performed a keyword and reverse image search on Google and discovered that the video is old. We came across a tweet of journalist Gagandeep Singh regarding this video on August 2023. It states, “A clash between farmers and the Punjab Police occurred in Sangrur’s village Longowal as they were heading towards Chandigarh to participate in a protest. During the clash, one farmer lost his leg as he came under a tractor trolley tyre & he lost his life during treatment. While one policeman got severely injured”. 

In further search we came across a YouTube video by The Tribune, dated 21 August, 2023. It carried visuals similar to those seen in the viral footage, stating “Farmer killed in Sangrur protest, police say run over by rashly driven tractor-trolley.”

A PTI report on the incident published in The Tribune stated, “A man died after being run over by a tractor-trolley and at least five policemen were injured as farmers clashed with them in Sangrur district Monday over the “detention” of some farm leaders.”

As per reports, farmers held a one-day demonstration demanding flood damage compensation in Chandigarh on 22August, 2023. But even before the demonstration, a clash occurred between the farmers and the police in Longowal of Sangrur district.

Sangrur Police had tweeted about the incident on August 21, 2023. Sangrur Police’s tweet details that a farmer who was run over by a negligently driven tractor has died and a policeman has been seriously injured. 

The post stated, “Reg unfortunate death of a protester today at Longowal, it is clarified that as per witnesses & videos d deceased was overrun by a rashly driven tractor trolley by protesters, which also severely injured a police inspector who narrowly escaped from getting crushed. Our condolences.” 

Immerse yourself in the excitement of Live Teen Patti for Real Money, a thrilling card game that combines skill, strategy, and a touch of luck! Experience the authentic atmosphere of a real casino from the comfort of your own home as you engage in this popular Indian card game with players from around the world.

Live Teen Patti for Real Money offers a dynamic and interactive gaming experience where you can test your card-playing skills and compete for real cash prizes. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to the game, the live format adds an extra layer of excitement and intensity to every hand.

Ready to join the action? Visit https://teenpattilive.org/ to start playing Live Teen Patti for Real Money today. Interact with live dealers, challenge other players, and see if you have what it takes to come out on top in this thrilling card game. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of Teen Patti and win real money prizes!

Thus we can clearly understand that the viral video is old and shows an incident that took place in Sangrur, Punjab, and is not related to the ongoing farmers’ protest.


Fact Crescendo found the claim made along with the viral video to be Misleading. The viral video is not recent; it shows an incident that took place in Sangrur, Punjab in August 2023


Title:Did Farmers’ tractors crush a police officer during ongoing protest? Know the truth.

Written By: Usha Manoj 

Result: Misleading