Yet another farmer commits suicide in Odisha’s Bargarh

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bargarh, Apr 17: 

A new case of farmer suicide was reported from Odisha’s Bargarh this morning.

(File Pic)
(File Pic)

The deceased has been identified as Kiran Pradhan from Kubedgera village under Bheden block of drought-hit Bargarh district.

Pradhan consumed pesticide last night in a bid to kill self and breathed his last while under treatment this morning.

He had cultivated paddy in about nine acres of his land apart from growing other crops as a sharecropper. He had been under stress following crop loss in the area owing to lack of irrigation facilities and poor rain, said a family member.

The family members of the deceased also said that he was under stress because of his inability to pay back the loans and demanded compensation from the government.

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