Nuapada farmer commits suicide over crop loss

Nuapada: In a tragic incident, a middle-aged farmer of Bhuliasikuan village under Khadiala block in the district allegedly ended his life by consuming pesticides due to crop loss on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Santosh Meher (43).

According to sources, Meher had grown rice in 12 acres of land. But, he suffered heavy crop loss due to untimely rain.

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He took the extreme step as he was under severe mental stress following the crop loss, family members of Meher alleged.