Debt-Ridden Farmer Commits Suicide In Odisha’s Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: A young farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at Gambhariguda village in Koksara block of Dharmagarh in Kalahandi district on Thursday.

The deceased was identified as Paramananda Lahajala (28).

According to the sources, he consumed poison on Wednesday night and was rushed to the Bhawanipatna medical, where he died this morning.

His family members alleged that he took the extreme step due to crop loss and debt burden. He had lost crop over four acres as water was in short supply. He had taken loan of Rs 35,000 from a self-help group, they added.

On September 26, another farmer Gouranga Bal had allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at Mangarajpur village under Dharmashala block in Jajpur district. He had reportedly taken crop loans from bank and different organisations and was unable to repay them.

In the first week of September, a farmer had allegedly committed suicide over crop loss and loan burden at Ulunda village under Mahulapalli police limits in Sambalpur district.


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