Debt-ridden farmer ends life over crop loss

Bolangir: Distressed over crop loss and loan burden, another farmer of Turekela area of Bolangir district breathed his last today.

As per reports, the deceased, identified as Bhagat Sagaria of Kuliadora village was undergoing treatment at the Bolangir district headquarters hospital after he consumed poison on Thursday. Sagaria succumbed while being shifted to the Burla hospital for further treatment, informed sources.

Family of Sagaria said he was under mental stress after his crop cultivated in 10 acres of land was destroyed due to scanty rainfall. Besides, he had borrowed Rs 1 lakh from money lenders for agricultural activities and was under tension for not being able to repay the loan following the crop loss, the family informed.

As per reports, Sagaria consumed poison at his farmland yesterday.

Earlier this week, Sarat Majhi of Kamemunda under Tureikela block in the district had allegedly killed himself due to crop failure by consuming pesticide.

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