Crop loss drives farmer to end life
BHOPAL: A middle-aged farmer
committed suicide by hanging self on the outskirts of the state capital on
Tuesday evening. Crop loss is believed to be a trigger for the suicide. A case
was registered at Sukhi Sewania police station.
The farmer, Madan Lal Rajput, 55, who
was a resident of village Mugalia Kot in Bhopal district, hanged self in his
Lal Singh Rajput, a resident from the
same village, told TOI the man suffered major crop loss due to unseasonal rain
this month even as police tried to hush up the matter. He had Rs 3.5 lakh loan
“Madan Lal’s financial condition was
bad. He could not pay electricity bill of Rs 22,000, which was pending for last
two years,” Lal Singh said, adding “He suffered double loss.” Harvested and
standing crops were destroyed, he added.
At the time of incident, his son
Mallu had gone to village Gol Khedi and his wife was in fields. The man had
owned 10 acres of land and was father of five daughters and a son. Three of
daughters and the son are married, locals said.
Police maintained he was an
alcoholic, but Lal Singh said he was never found drunk. Two spells of rain in
the state in March led to a major loss to farmers in the state.