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Loan burden: Farmer ends life in D’nal

| | DHENKANAL | in Bhubaneswar

In a shocking incident, yet another farmer committed suicide over alleged loan burden at Beltikiri village under Sadar block of Dhenkanal district on Wednesday.

The body of the deceased, identified as Aswin Sahoo, was found hanging in the backyard of his house.

Sources said Aswin had undertaken cultivation of paddy in four acre of land by taking a loan. He took the extreme step after the crops were damaged.

“He had taken loan of Rs 2 lakh from various sources for agriculture purpose but as the crops were damaged due to deficit rain he committed suicide,” said Aswin’s brother Prakash Sahoo.

In another incident, a farmer at Khandiabandh village in the district also attempted suicide on Wednesday. The farmer, identified as Artabandu Rout, had planted eight acres of paddy crop by taking a loan.

He consumed poison after the paddy was damaged, alleged family members. Artabandhu is presently undergoing treatment at the District Headquarters Hospital.




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