Another farmer ends life in MP; this time in CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s district

The suicide comes days after CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan announced a slew of measures to end farmer woes in the state.

By: PTI | Sehore,mp | Published: June 13, 2017 4:20 pm
Madhya Pradesh farmer protest, farmer suicide, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Farmer loan waiver A debt-ridden farmer committed suicide in the home district of MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Representational Image.

A debt-ridden farmer in Sehore — the home district of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan — allegedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance. The 55-year-old farmer Dulchand Keer consumed poison on Monday after which a case was registered at Rehti Police Station, police said on Tuesday.

However, the reason behind the suicide is still not clear, said District Collector Sudam Khade.

Rehti police station in-charge, Pankaj Geete too said, “The cause behind farmer’s death is a matter of investigation but he was having a debt of Rs six lakh on him.”

Keer’s son Sher Singh claimed that his father ended his life due to mounting debts.

He said that at time of incident his father was alone in the house. When Singh saw him lying unconscious, he was rushed to the government Rehti hosptial where doctors declared him brought dead.

Singh said that his father had borrowed Rs four lakh from banks and another Rs two lakh from other sources due to which he remained disturbed.

The suicide comes days after Chouhan announced a slew of measures to end farmer woes in the state, which witnessed violent protests over loan waiver and other demands.

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    Raja segaran
    Jun 13, 2017 at 5:53 pm
    There is 'n' number of FARMER SUICIDES took place in Madhya Pradesh in this CHIEF MINISTER SHIVRAJ SINGH CHOUHAN's TWELEVE YEARS TERM, due to non-release of SANCTIONED Relief Funds to FARMERS. For instance, in 2014 SHIVRAJ sta on a DHARNA / FASTING DRAMA at "TIN SHED of BHOPAL", asking for the RELEASE OF RELIEF FUNDS FROM THEN CENTER RULING UPA and UPA RELEASED the same. But, till date not even "A PAISA" has not been DISBURSED between the FARMERS from that UPA released funds. DIRTIEST BJP RULING STATE IN INDIA. I am residing in BHOPAL since September 1988 and I was working with leading NEWS PAPERS of MADHYA PRADESH on all levels.
    1. Rajendra B Patel
      Jun 13, 2017 at 6:01 pm
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      kamini joshi
      Jun 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm
      govt does nothing for farmers