Farmer ends life in S'pur over loan burden

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Farmer ends life in S'pur over loan burden

Thursday, 23 August 2018 | PNS | SAMBALPUR

A farmer of Khulia village under Maneswar block of Sambalpur district allegedly committed suicide over crop loss and loan burden on Wednesday.

The deceased, identified as lalit Barik (60), consumed pesticide on Tuesday night and was admitted to the VIMSAR in Burla. However, he breathed his last in the morning while undergoing treatment at the hospital.

Reports said that Barik had taken a loan of around Rs 17 lakh for agricultural purposes during the current Kharif season. However, he suffered loss of crop due to pest attack.

Being under stress over repayment of the loan, the farmer took the extreme step by consuming pesticide, said the deceased’s son Saroj Barik.

It might be mentioned here that another farmer, Sarat Majhi, had also allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide at Kameimunda village under Turekela block in Balangir district on Monday.

Majhi had been taken to the Kantabanji hospital in a critical condition by his family members where the attending doctor declared him brought dead, sources said.

Majhi’s family members said that he had taken loans from private moneylenders for farming purpose. However, he suffered crop loss and was under heavy mental pressure.

later, locals held a road blockade demanding Rs 10-lakh compensation for the deceased’s kin. They withdrew the road blockade following assurance from Government officials and police.

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