Farmer commits suicide over loan burden

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Jajpur: A farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison over loan burden in Jajpur district on Tuesday.

The deceased has been identified as Gurucharan Swain of Erabanka village under Jajpur Sadar Police Station.

According to the sources, Swain had taken loan from a bank and private money lenders to cultivate groundnut in his 5-hectare land. But after the crop harvest, the market value of groundnut decreased by a huge margin following which Swain consumed poison.

Unable to bear the loss due to the pressure of repaying the loan forced him to resort to the extreme step, his family members alleged.

The Sadar Police registered a case of accidental death and has initiated a probe into the incident, sources said.

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