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Unfortunate: Financial crisis leads 80-year-old farmer, another farmer’s son to suicide

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Continuing with the unfortunate trend of farmers’ suicide due to financial crisis and debt, an octogenarian farmer in Guna and a labourer son of a farmer in Tikamgarh committed suicide by hanging self.

A 45-year-old cash-strapped son of a farmer ended his life in Tikamgarh district. Shreyansh committed suicide at his house in Garoli village on Tuesday by hanging himself, his father Matadeen Yadav said.

Police has said that a case has been registered and the investigation is on.

The family was suffering from financial issue due to crop failure after which Shreyansh took up a job as a labourer, Yadav said.

He was not able to feed the family and was also worried about the marriage of his 18-year-old daughter, he added.

In the second incident in Guna, 80-year-old Ramcharan Kushwaha hanged himself to death in Khejda Baba village in Guna district. His body was found on Wednesday morning hanging by a tree in the agriculture field of the farmer.

Family members said that the farmer was under debt of Rs 60,000. Furthermore the well on his field had dried up leaving him with no irrigation option. He was under severe stress since past few days and might have ended his life due to that.

On receiving information, Jhagar police reached the spot and took the body in their possession. No suicide note has been recovered yet, sources said adding that police was not saying much as the matter pertained to farmer’s suicide.

Sravani Sarkar

Editor-in-Chief Sravani Sarkar has been a journalist for 21 years. She started her career with Lokmat Times and had later joined Indian Express. She worked with Hindustan Times for 15 yrs. An award winning journalist, she is known for her work on malnutrition and women's issues in central India.