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Farmer ends life after crop damage in unseasonal rains

Dejected after seeing the damage, Shivaji went home and committed suicide by consuming pesticide.

By: Press Trust of India | Ahmednagar | Published: April 12, 2015 4:38:50 pm

Unable to bear the damage caused to his crops by unseasonal rains, a 35-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide at a village in the district, police said on Sunday.

Rains lashed the district on Saturday evening when Shivaji Anna Sul (35), a farmer from Wadgaonkar Tanpure village in Karjat tehsil, about 40 kms away from Ahmednagar, was working at his horticulture farm, Karjat police station inspector Pratap Ingle said.

The crops in his farm were damaged in the outpour which lasted for an hour, he said. Dejected after seeing the damage, Shivaji went home and committed suicide on Saturday night by consuming pesticide, he said.

He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son, police added.

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