2 more farmers attempt suicide in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Two more farmers attempted suicide allegedly over crop loss and debt burden in Bolangir district on Friday.

According to reports, Gupte Rana of Kutumadula village attempted to end his life by consuming poison after brown plant hopper (BPH) attack damaged his crops in nearly six acres of land.

According to sources, Rana had also taken Rs 20,000 loan from private money lenders for farming and was in mental duress following the crop loss.

Similarly, Kuda Bag of Silalajhudungi village under Titlagarh block also attempted suicide over crop loss yesterday. He had availed loan from a co-operative society for paddy and cotton farming in nearly five acres of land.

Bag reportedly consumed pesticide over crop loss to end his life and was later admitted to Titlagarh hospital.

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