Day After Torching Cropland, Bargarh Farmer Commits Suicide

Bargarh, Nov 1: In yet another incidence of farmers committing suicide due to crop loss, a farmer Brunda Sahu of Kalapani village of Bargarh district, who set his paddy filed on fire yesterday, committed suicide on Wednesday.

According to informations, Sahu went to the same paddy field early this morning and consumed poison there. He was rushed to the district headquarter hospital where he breathed his last while undergoing treatment.

The deceased had yesterday torched his pest-affected crops following which being unable to bear the loan burden and crop loss. 

Notably, another farmer Akshay Dharua (52) had also committed suicide by consuming pesticide in the district on October 30.

With the death of Brunda, three farmer suicide cases have been reported so far from the district within two weeks.

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