Bargarh: A farmer has again committed suicide in Bargarh allegedly over crop loss. The deceased has been identified as Arjun Satnami of Karla village.
According to reports, Arjun had earlier consumed poison yesterday and died while undergoing treatment in Bargarh hospital today.
Family members alleged that Arjun had taken a loan of Rs 60,000 from Lakhanpur society for paddy cultivation in nearly five acres of land.
However, he was in mental duress after the standing crops were damaged due to drought and subsequent pest attack in the district.
Sources said, so far nearly 10 farmers have committed suicide over alleged crop loss in Bargarh district this year.
Earlier, Brunda Sahu another farmer from Bargarh district had also committed suicide over alleged crop loss due to pest attack in the region.
The death of Brunda Sahu had kicked off a major political storm with opposition parties including BJP and Congress targeting Odisha government over its failure to come to the rescue of farmers in the State.
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