Farmer attempts suicide in Bhadrak

Bhadrak: A farmer allegedly attempted suicide in Sabrang Bada Gopalsahi area of Bhadrak district today. The farmer, identified as Harmohan Barik was admitted to Bhadrak District headquarters and the doctor in-charge who inspected Harmohan said that his condition is currently stable.

“A farmer from Sabrang was admitted to the hospital. He had consumed poison and is under treatment currently. His condition is stable now,” the doctor said.

According to sources, Harmohan had gone to the nearby cooperative society to sell 35 packets of paddy. However, the rice millers returned the paddy citing that the paddy did not meet the Fair Average Quality (FAQ) norms. Frustrated over not being able to sell the paddy, he reportedly attempted suicide by consuming poison.

“The officials and agents accepted the quality of paddy but the millers did not procure. The paddy bags are lying on the road,” Harmohan said.

The concerned miller and police officials were not available for comments.