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Another farmer ends life in Madhya Pradesh; toll 22

Raghuvir Yadav (28), Pali village in the arid Bundelkhand region, consumed sulphas tablets in his field on Thursday. He succumbed on the way to a hospital in Gwalior.

bhopal Updated: Jun 24, 2017 14:03 IST
Anupam Pateriya
Members of a farmers’ organisation shout slogans during a protest against the killing of six farmers in police firing in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh last week, in Jammu on Monday.
Members of a farmers’ organisation shout slogans during a protest against the killing of six farmers in police firing in Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh last week, in Jammu on Monday. (PTI FILE PHOTO/REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Another farmer has allegedly committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh’s Chattarpur district, taking the total number of farmer suicides to 22 in the state since the June 6 violent protests in Mandasur.

Raghuvir Yadav (28), Pali village in the arid Bundelkhand region, consumed sulphas tablets in his field on Thursday. He was rushed to Chhatarpur district hospital, from where he was referred to the hospital in Gwalior, but succumbed on the way.

His father, Deshpat Yadav said he had over Rs 10 lakh loan on him but authorities claimed that he committed suicide due to a dispute in the family.

Raghuvir was a contract farmer and had been suffering losses in farming for many years due to which he kept on taking loans, local sources said.

Sub-divisional officer of police, BIjawar, S C Dhohre said Raghuvir did not commit suicide because of his debts, but due to a dispute in the family.

He said a day earlier, his father Deshpat had filed a complaint that his sons Raghuvir and Munshi Yadav were fighting with him over property, and had threatened to throw him out of the house. “Police has started investigating the matter,” he said.

The spate of farmer suicides continues in the state since the violent protests erupted in Mandsaur. So far, 22 farmers have ended their lives in the state since June 6 when five farmers died in police firing during demonstrations to demand loan waiver and better prices for their produce.