Farmer’s suicide after loan default

April 23rd, 2008 - 2:50 pm ICT by admin  

Bhubaneswar, April 23 (IANS) A farmer committed suicide in Orissa after he failed to pay back a debt of Rs.5,000 he had taken from neighbours in order to grow ‘parwal’ pointed gourd. Oriya daily Sambad Wednesday identified the victim as Kashinath Bhuyan, 50, a resident of Tikipada village in Khordha district, about 30 km from here.

Those who had provided him the loan were forcing him to return the money at the earliest. He tried to get a loan from banks. When he did not succeed, a depressed Bhuyan consumed pesticide Tuesday, the report said.

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