Another debt-ridden farmer kills self

Khurdha: A day after the suicide of two farmers in Sambalpur and Balangir districts, another ryot on Sunday ended life after consuming poison at Brajasundarpur village under Bologarh block in Khurdha district. Unable to bear the burden of loans, Abhimanyu Baliarsingh took the extreme steps, family members said.

Family members of the farmer rushed him to the hospital where doctors declared him dead. He had taken loans from various banks for farming and was under severe mental stress after his crops were damaged due to scanty rainfall, they added and demanded government assistance.

Notably, in Patnagarh sub-division of Balangir district, Bhakta Dharua allegedly committed suicide unable to bear the debt burden on Saturday while Sanatan Mirdha belonging to Jharjhari under Jujumara police limits in Sambalpur killed self by hanging himself due to crop loss.