Crop loss forces another farmer to end life

Balasore: Farmer suicide continues unabated in the state as a peasant of Kusunda village under Bhogarai block in the district committed suicide by consuming pesticides.

The deceased has been identified as Ramakrushna Nayak.

According to sources, Nayak consumed pesticides on Saturday night and was admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack in serious condition. However, he died at the government-run hospital on Thursday.

Meanwhile, irate over the incident members of ‘Krushak Ekata Manch’ staged a protest in front of collector’s house demanding Rs 10 lakh compensation for the family members of Nayak.