Bargarh farmer suicide: Wife, villagers file affidavit

Bargarh: As ruckus on the actual reason of Bargarh farmer Hadu Bagarti’s suicide continues, the aggrieved wife of the deceased farmer Kalabati Bagarti along with five other villagers suo moto submitted an affidavit today here before the Tehsildar.

In the affidavit, addressing the Chief Minister, Agriculture Minister, High Court and Human Rights Commission, she has cited crop loss and debt burden as the reasons behind Hadu’s suicide and not family feud as cited by the government.

She also highlighted how her husband was under severe mental stress over crop failure due to lack of irrigation. She also urged not to twist the circumstances of his husband’s death and disrespect the departed soul.

“We had visited Bolangir and Bargarh; met the farmers, reviewed the situation and gave details to media persons. Wife of the deceased Hadu Bagarti has today filed affidavit as the government is trying to bury the truth by presenting false statements,” said Sirish Ballabh Mishra, a lawyer in Bargarh.