Farmer attempts suicide for crop loss

Titilagarh: A farmer allegedly attempted suicide by consuming pesticide at Sargiguda under Kantabanji police limits in Bolangiri district on Wednesday. He was admitted to Kantabanji hospital in a critical condition.

Victim identified as Judhistir Putel had grown paddy and vegetable in his four acres land for which he had lent Rs 50,000 from co-operative society and Rs 30,000 from Central Bank of India. However, his crops were damaged due to deficit rainfall.

Family members said, unable to bear the burden of debt, he consumed pesticide. He was rescued by the fellow farmers from the land and rushed him to hospital.