Under debt, elderly farmer ends life

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 04 Jun 2018 10:13:55



Our Correspondent 


Another indebted farmer ended his life in Kaspur village panchayat under Waraseoni police station. The victim was deeply troubled by bank loan of Rs 1.5 lakh and consumed pesticide and died while undergoing treatment at Waraseoni Government Hospital. Reportedly the claims made by government of having exempted farmers’ loan has proved shallow. After the death was reported, police reached the house of the deceased and funeral procession was arranged after which the farmer was cremated.

According to information, case of suicide by a farmer troubled due to bank loan came to fore at Waraseoni government hospital after Dhanlal Ithobha Bopchey (74), resident of Kaspur, died while undergoing treatment. The farmer consumed pesticide at his home and was rushed to government hospital in critical condition on May 31 late night.
After the death was reported, police reached the hospital, made panchnama and send the body for autopsy. After the autopsy was performed, the body was handed over the family members of the deceased who reached at the native village along with police. Administration also swung into action and amidst haste arranged the funeral of the farmer

in presence of villagers at the village cremation ground.
Nephew of the deceased farmer, Chandrahas Bopchey informed that his uncle had taken bank loan of Rs 2.5 lakh from PNB and co-operative society. On May 31, he had serious talk with his son Santosh on the issue of repayment of loan. The heated talks took bad shape and the man went inside the room and consumed pesticide to end his life. The loan amount was to be repaid by his two sons, Santosh working as driver and his elder son Rajkumar working at Nagpur.Meanwhile the death of farmer at village Kaspur while the farmers’ agitation is on forced the administration to act promptly so as to avoid any adverse reaction.