India, Sept. 12 -- A farmer protesting for enhanced compensation for his land being acquired for a highway project died on Wednesday after consuming some poisonous substance at the Ram Nagar village protest site in Charkhi Dadri district of Haryana. An agitating farmer had died of heart attack last month at the same site.

The 50-year old resident of Datauli village in Charkhi dadri was first rushed to the civil hospital and later referred to the post graduate institute of medical sciences in Rohtak where he died. The autopsy will be held on Thursday. "He had been coming to the dharna site for the past 7 months", said a farmer pleading anonymity.

The farmers of Julana and Dadri have been agitating for the past seven months seeking greate...