Bargarh: Disturbed over damages to crops due to pest attack, another farmer has committed suicide in Bargarh district. The deceased has been identified as P.Nabin Kumar of Nuakhairpali village.
According to reports, Kumar had consumed pesticides after visiting his agricultural field on Saturday and died while undergoing treatment at Burla hospital today.
Family members alleged that Kumar had taken some loans for agriculture in nearly 10 to 12 acres of land. Despite repeated use of pesticides for eight to ten times, pests had damaged bulk of the crops for which he was in mental duress.
This is second instance of a farmer committing suicide in Bargarh district in less than a week.
Earlier, Brunda Sahu of Kalapani had ended his life after setting fire to his crops on November 1. Sahu was under severe stress after failing to control pest attack on his maize crops in his half acre land.