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After losing two cotton crops, farmer ends life

13, Oct 2015

Oct 13 2015 : Mirror (Ahmedabad)
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42-year-old Vikram Pithiya was depressed after he lost first cotton crop to scanty rainfall and the next to heavy rain; had consumed poison
Disheartened by a weak mon soon and damaged crops, a 42 year-old farmer committed su icide in Nani Vavdi village in Rajkot. The deceased Vikram Pithiya, who owns around 1 acre of land in the village ended his life after the cotton crop he had cultivated were damaged.Upleta police have registered a suicide case and are conducting investigation. Pithiya is survived by his wife and two daughters.
According to the police, Pithiya left for his farm on Sunday evening, telling his family that he will return home by nightfall. However, when he didn’t return till 12 midnight, the neighbours went looking for him. They found his body in a room of a hut on the farm. “It is suspected he must have consumed poison and killed himself,“ the police said.

 

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