A 30-year-old farmer from Olpad taluka of Surat district committed suicide in his farm apparently after the crop failure,police said on Wednesday.
The farmer,identified as Bharat Patel,had hung himself with a rope in his farm in Sarol village on Tuesday. The body was spotted by a farm labourer who later informed to the villagers about the incident.
Olpad police took statements of the family members and started an investigation.
Victims father Mohan Patel in his statements before police said his son had taken loan from a local cooperative society for farming and was growing paddy crops. Due to the breakage in the Kakrapar division water canal,the irrigation water was not supplied to the agricultural field as a result of which there was crop failure. He was under tension since the last few days and also stopped talking to family members too.
My request to the government is to give a compensation amount to us,so that we can repay the loan amount. I also request to the farmers not to take such a drastic step life like my son did, he further said.