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Another potato farmer commits suicide, toll reaches 13

His family claimed Mondal consumed poison as he did not get remunerative price for his crops.

By: Express News Service | Midnapore | Updated: April 5, 2015 11:50:24 am

Another farmer in West Bengal allegedly committed suicide for not getting remunerative price for his crops, taking the total number of farmer suicide in the state this year to 13.

Dilip Mondal, of Goaltore area in West Midnapore district, according to his family members, committed suicide by consuming poison Friday night. They claimed Mondal consumed poison as he did not get remunerative price for his crops.

However, Additional Superintendent of Police (HQ) Anshuman Saha said Mondal committed suicide due to family problems. With Mondal’s death, the toll of farmer suicides in West Bengal rose to 13, nine of them in Burdwan district in about a month. Two other such incidents took place in Malda and one in Jalpaiguri district.

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