Kendrapara: A farmer committed suicide by consuming poison over crop loss and resultant loan burden in Nuru village under Rajnagar area in Kendrapara district on Thursday.
The deceased has been identified as Ramachandra Barik of the same locality.
As per the family members of the deceased, he had taken loans from several sources including banks to cultivate paddy in 4-acres of land a few months back. But due to crop loss caused under the impact of cyclone Bul Bul subsequently, he failed to repay the loan.
Remaining under extreme mental stress Ramachandra consumed pesticide at around 4 am in the wee hours today to kill himself.
Though family members of the victim rushed him to a nearby hospital he died there under treatment.
Police have lodged a case of unnatural death in connection with the suicide.