Another farmer consumes poison, dies at hospital

Bhawanipatna: The farmer suicide cases in the State has refused to die down with one more peasant committing suicide on Monday in Kalahandi district even as two other cases were reported from Balasore and Bargarh districts on Sunday.

Somnath Majhi of Pujipadar village under Narla block here had consumed poison on Sunday and was admitted to Narla hospital. However, he died a day after his admission for treatment.

Family members said he took the extreme step after losing mental balance over debt burden and massive crop loss.

Notably, two peasants of Balasore and Bargarh district on Sunday killed themselves. Tarani Pariha of Biripali village in Bargarh died at hospital after drinking poisonous substances. Similarly, farmer Paramanand Ghadei of Dahisara Nuagaon village in Soro of Balasore district took the extreme step by jumping in front of a running train.