A farmer allegedly ended his life for not being able to repay loans taken to grow paddy at Khurusia village under Kamakhyanagar Police limits of Dhenkanal on Friday.
As per sources, Kesab Mallick had taken loans from private organisations to grow paddy. As he suffered losses due to crop failure, he found it difficult to repay the loans. He had been under severe mental stress on several occasions as money collectors visited his house.
On Friday, with no one present in his house, he took the extreme step and attempted to hang himself from the roof of the toilet. Family members immediately rescued him and rushed him to Kamakhyanagar hospital.
But it was too late by then. The doctor there declared him 'received-dead.'
On being informed, a team from Kamakhyanagar Police Station reached the spot and seized the body for post-mortem.
“My father had taken loans to grow paddy. But we suffered losses due to poor harvest. Then money lenders kept visiting our house demanding money. Unable to repay loans, he ended his life,” said Satya Narayan Mallick, son of the deceased farmer.
The Police have launched a detailed probe in this connection.
On the other hand, no comments from district administration have been received.