Farmer ends life over crop loss, loan burden in Bargarh

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farmer suicideBargarh: Distressed over crop failure and debt burden, one more farmer committed suicide in the Chhalukulunda village under Bheden police limits in the district on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Debananda Thapa.

Debananda consumed pesticide on Thursday evening at around 5 PM and turned critical. He was rushed to the Bargarh District Headquarters Hospital (DHH) by his family members in critical condition and died under treatment at around 10 PM.

Debanand had grown paddy over three acres, of which he had sharecropped two and a half acres. While he had a bumper crop this season it was lost completely to Chakada or brown planthopper (BPH) pest attack recently. Worried over the repaying of the loans, which he had taken from village money lenders for farming, Debanand ended his life finally.

Meanwhile, Bargarh BDO, Tehsildar and other officials have reached the deceased farmer’s house and met his kin.

Bheden Police have seized the dead body and sent it for post-mortem.


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