Family members and neighbours woke up in the middle of the night after hearing his cries and broke open the door of his room. He was rushed to civil hospital where he succumbed while undergoing treatment.
According to NGO Makaam, which helps women in drought-affected areas and has been working with the women’s commission to safeguard the rights of farmer widows, getting legal land title rights for widows in villages remains a major issue.
“A lot of politics today has become about saying the easiest things to win. The political parties manifestos are full of things that can never be done. The problem is that we are always looking for messiahs and not looking for solutions to the problems,” Varun Gandhi said.
"Of the 188, families of 174 farmers have received compensation," Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil said, saying 122 cases were declared ineligible for compensation, while 329 cases are pending for further investigation.