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Odishatv Bureau

Soro: In yet another case of farmer death in the State, a sharecropper of Nuagaon village under Khaira block of Balasore district committed suicide allegedly due to crop loss.

The deceased, identified as Gaurang Barik, was under severe mental stress due to his failure to repay loans that he had taken from banks and private lenders for farm-related purposes.

He had taken a loan of Rs 12,000 from Gobindpur society, Rs 15,000 from Oupada cooperative bank, Rs 40,000 from Bandhan bank and Rs 21,000 from Spandan organisation, stated family members of the deceased.

Barik's wife stated her husband was a sharecropper and had cultivated crops in nearly five acres of land. Following untimely rains and pest attack, the crops got damaged adding to the woes of Barik.

He hung himself from a tree yesterday afternoon, she added.

Police have launched probe after registering a case of unnatural death when Barik's wife lodged a complaint.

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In March, a farmer of Baliapata village in Balasore district allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison.

The deceased farmer, identified as Ramachandra Bara, allegedly consumed poison due to his failure to repay loan following crop loss.

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