Dhenkanal: Sharecropper commits suicide

Kamakshyanagar: A sharecropper in Kamakshyanagar of Dhenkanal died Monday at a hospital after attempting suicide yesterday. The deceased has been identified as Prafulla Singh of Akhupal village in Kankadahada block.

According to sources, Prafulla had consumed poison and was rushed to the hospital, where he breathed his last.

Prafulla had cultivated around 2-acres of land on sharing basis. However, due to lack of irrigation, the paddy harvest was disappointing. Moreover, unable to sell his produce at the paddy mandi, stressed Prafulla took this extreme step, informed sources.

The family members of Prafulla have filed a complaint in this regard with the police.

The incident sparked off tension in the concerned village with villagers staging a road blockade in protest.