Santosh said that the entire produce of mustard and wheat sown on 10 acres was spoilt as a result of which his father was under extreme depression for the last couple of weeks. “Though we heard that officials would conduct surveys to ascertain the extent of loss of farmers to calculate compensation, till now no one has come to our fields”, said Jatav.
Sub Divisional Officer of Police (SDOP) Ashok Bharadwaj said that a case has been registered to ascertain the circumstances that prompted Jatav to end his life.
Hail storm hit the state in the last week of Febraury and then again in the first week of March. Till date, 19 farmers have either taken their lives or died of heart attack and 10 others have attempted suicide after their crops were destroyed.