Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide over crop damage in UP

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A 55-year-old debt-ridden farmer in Uttar Pradesh’s Mahoba district allegedly committed suicide after his crops were damaged due to excessive rains on Sunday (October 13).

According to an official, Sureshchandra Tiwari consumed a poisonous substance in his agricultural field in Kulpahar area on Saturday, Tehsildar Subodhmani Sharma said.

Tiwari was rushed to a primary health centre, where he was declared dead, the official said.
The farmers family told officials that Tiwari took the extreme step as he could not repay the loans after his crops suffered damage due to excess rains, Sharma said. The body has been sent for post-mortem, the official added.