Rajasthan: Unable to pay loan, farmer commits suicide

Locals claimed that the farmer and his family were suffering from a financial crisis for the past few years due to severe crop loss caused by natural calamities. He had mortgaged his land to take a loan but failed to pay it back.

By: PTI | Jaipur | Published:July 6, 2017 4:13 pm
farmer suicide, rajasthan farmer suicide, farmer loan, farmer debts, debts suicide, farmer death His family cremated the body without informing the police. (Representational image)

Reeling under a huge debt, a 45-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide at Eka village in Jaisalmer district, police said on Thursday.

Gopal Singh was found hanging from a tree four days ago. His family cremated the body without informing the police, they said. However, the investigation has been taken up now after the police learnt about the death.

“We came to know about a farmer committing suicide in a remote area of Ramdeora. Family members cremated the body without informing the police. It is stated to be a case of suicide caused by a debt. We need to investigate the matter,” Jaisalmer SP Gaurav Yadav told PTI.

Locals claimed that the farmer and his family were suffering from a financial crisis for the past few years due to severe crop loss caused by natural calamities. He had mortgaged his land to take a loan but failed to pay it back.

On June 23, a 65-year-old farmer had allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in the Jhalawar district of Rajasthan. Bagdi Lal Teli was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead by the doctors.

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    Tbkarki
    Jul 7, 2017 at 2:05 pm
    Suicide not d solution?Media Opposition should not instigate/Encourage Farmers for drastic action?After 70 years of Indepdence we r still there where we were before?Loan waiver, Reservation, Subsidy are d weapons of weak Govt,needy, Farmers etc.? Organization should fight for Demand for better facilities? Disrupting normal life by means of protest March/Destroying public properties is nuisense Criminal Act?They should b dealt with firm hand!If Farmers r eligible for loan waiver why not other businesses,all r citizens of same nation?This loan waiver cancer spreading state to state so stop wd henceforth?Today NPA of Bank risen to 7 lacs plus stores? loanees r not paying loan waiting for loan waiver?This is not d Best medicine, Lookout for better medicines?All d Best!
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