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Two more farmers commit suicide in Odisha

14, Oct 2015

Staff Reporter
BHUBANESWAR, October 14, 2015
Two more farmers ended their lives in western Odisha districts even as the Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) directed the State government to furnish a report on spate in farmers’ suicides on Tuesday.
Nuapada district registered its first farmer suicide this year when Dhanurdhar Ada (35) died in a private hospital 30 hours after consuming some poisonous substance. Dhanurdhar had mortgaged his wife’s gold jewellery to secure loan from private sources. He had cultivated paddy in four acres and cotton on another four acres in his Khirmal village in Boden block.
Unfortunately for Dhanurdhar, both crops failed and there was no chance of getting expected yield. The couple reportedly had a tiff over retrieving mortgaged gold jewellery on Sunday. Subsequently, the farmer took the extreme step. He was rushed to a private hospital at Khariar where he died.

 

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