Farmer suicide: 2 more ends life due to crop loss

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Dhenkanal,November 3: Two more farmers ended their lives on Monday night due to crop loss and unable to repay debt.

Meanwhile, Panaka Purti of Hatisingeda village in  Kamakhyanagar and Kunja Hansa of Baijalpur under Golamunda block in Kalahandi district commits suicide to end his lives due to crop failure and loan burden.

Kunj had taken Rs 50,000 from local SBI and repaid Rs 10,000. Bank officials repeatedly put pressure on him to repay the remaining amount, family members said. Unable to pay the burden, he took the drastic step, they added.

It's worthwhile to mention here that, three peasants of Cuttack, Nayagarh and Bargarh districts had ended lives on Monday due to alleged crop failure and heavy loan burden.

Shankar Behera of Athagarh in Cuttack, Laxmikant Bhatt of Raipada village in Nayagarh and Thikadar Sahu of Sohela in Bargarh district took the drastic steps by consuming poison over apparent crop loss and debt burden.

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