Debt-ridden farmer ends life by hanging self

Baripada: Farmer suicide continues unabated as a peasant of Ratanpur village under Badasahi block committed suicide by hanging self on Wednesday night.

The deceased was identified as Shiv Shankar Singh.

Family members alleged Singh ended his life due to failure to repay loans.

In a related development, Jugal Baghsingh, a farmer of Godagaon village under Begunia police limits in Khurda district committed suicide by hanging self from a tree.

Baghsingh’s family members said the farmer was in a disturbed state of mind due to his inability to repay loans due to crop loss. Police have seized the body and started its investigation.