Farmer ends life after finance co staffers’ visit

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 01 Aug 2017 09:18:17


 

District Correspondent

AKOLA,

A debt-ridden farmer of Nimbora village in the district committed suicide on Sunday night, allegedly after the finance company employees came to his home for loan recovery.
As per details, Kishor Vasant Tathod (44) owned a 4-acre farm near the village. He had taken a loan of Rs 2 lakh from a finance company to purchase seeds, fertilisers, payment of labourers and for extension of his grocery shop. Kishor could not get satisfactory yield in last two-three years and the possibility of re-sowing was looming overhead.'


Meanwhile, employees of the finance company came to Kishor’s house for loan recovery on Sunday evening. Kishor was not at home at the time. The employees spoke with his wife Savita and that the loan installment money should be deposited immediately.


It may be mentioned here that Kishor had cleared most of his loan and now only Rs 20,000 were due against him.
When Savita told Kishor about the employees’ warning, he got tensed and consumed poison at his house late in the evening. When family members noticed this they and neigbours rushed him to a hospital but doctors declared him brought dead.

Cops of Akot Fael Police Station completed the proceedings.Savita later lodged a complaint with Akot Fael Police alleging harassment from the finance company employees. MLA Randhir Sawarkar intervened into this matter and met Vijaykant Sagar, District Superintendent of Police. Sagar assured to look into the matter and gave orders Akot Fael Police Station Incharge accordingly.