Two farmers ends lives due to crop loss

Sambalpur/Angul: Another case of farmer death has been reported from Kulundi Chamarpara Village under Jamanakira block in the district on Saturday.

The deceased, identified as Bhikari Mirig allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticides.

Mirig’s body was found from his cultivation land on Saturday morning. A bottle of pesticide was found near his corpse, sources said.

In another tragic incident, a farmer of Shankhpur under Bantala police limits of Angul district committed suicide by consuming poison.

The deceased farmer was identified as Narendra Kumar Sahu.

Family members of the deceased said Sahu was not in a balanced state of mind due to crop loss which was why he ended his life.