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Odishatv Bureau

Bolangir: Another farmer committed suicide allegedly over crop loss due to pest attack at Simulia village under Sadar block in Bolangir district today.

The deceased identified as Radhakant Suna had consumed poison on November 12.

The family members of the deceased alleged that Radhakant had cultivated paddy crops in over four acres of land. While crops on two and a half acres were destroyed by pests, the rest were damaged due to drought. Unable to bear the loss and loan burden, he consumed poison, alleged family members.

Radhakant was rushed to the Bolangir district headquarters hospital (DHH) and later shifted to the Burla Medical College and Hospital. He succumbed while undergoing treatment at the hospital today.


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