Farmer commits suicide in Kalahandi

Bhawanipatna: A farmer allegedly committed suicide in Ghambhariguda village in Koksara block of Kalahandi district by consuming poison today. The farmer has been identified as Paramananda Lahajala.

According to sources, the farmer had consumed poison in the early hours of today and was taken to Bhawanipatna hospital in critical condition. Later, the farmer died at the hospital while undergoing treatment.

“Paramananda consumed poison as his crops were damaged. He had 4 acres of land on which he cultivated paddy. His crops were damaged due to shortage of rainfall forcing him to take the extreme step,” relative of Paramananda, Kabiraj Lahajala said.

The district administration has not yet commented on the matter.

A few days ago, a farmer from Niyalipali village of Sundergarh district had allegedly committed suicide over crop loss.