Depressed over mounting debts, farmer commits suicide in Jhalawar

Bagadi Lal found hanging from a tree at his farm

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February 1, 2018, 5:45 pm


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Jaipur: A 66-year-old farmer committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Raajsthan’s Jhalawar district on Friday. The victim had a debt of Rs 4 lakh and it depressed him to the extent that he decided to end his life. He had been trying to arrange for money to pay the loan sharks who had been harassing him for a long time, but couldn’t.

The incident took place in Sunel area of Jhalawar district. The deceased was identified as Bagadi Lal Rathore. He left home around 4 pm on Friday. When his son reached their agriculture farm around 5 pm, he saw his father hanging from a tree.

The son informed the villagers. They got the body down. A police arrived at the scene. Police officers said that an investigation has been launched into the incident.

The family members said that the victim had borrowed money on Kisan Credit Card and from land sharks in the village.

The body was handed over to the family members after a postmortem examination.

Congress’s Rajasthan unit had recently alleged that more than 60 farmers had committed suicide in the state since the BJP came to power. Congress workers had also staged demonstration at district headquarters.

First published: June 24, 2017