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Junagadh farmer commits suicide due to ‘crop failure’

30, Sep 2015
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By: Express News Service | Rajkot | Updated: September 29, 2015 7:59 pm
After his groundnut crop reportedly failed due to deficient rainfall, a farmer in Mendapara village of Bhesan taluka in Junagadh district allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison on Tuesday.
Police said Manoj Patel (30) was found unconscious on his farm by his cousin brother Vijesh in Mendapara on Tuesday morning. Vijesh rushed Manoj to government-run community health centre (CHC) in Bhesan town. However, doctors there declared Manoj dead on arrival.
“Manoj had gone to his farm last night to guard his crop against wild animals. However, he consumed poison anytime before 8:15 am. His cousin brother Vijesh found him unconscious when he went to the farm this morning. Manoj died on way to hospital,” Bhagvanji Khambhla, police sub-inspector of Bhesan said.

 

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