A 60-year-old farmer committed suicide by hanging from a ceiling at his home in Raisen district on Monday.
The farmer, Gulab Singh, a resident of village Khangong under Udaypura police station of the district, was under debt of Rs 1.50 lakh.
Singh, who owned nearly 1.5 acre land, was upset as his crop got damaged this year. He was unmarried and was living with his nephew Bholeram Singh.
Singh’s family members said he had borrowed money from three to four persons for his treatment and had promised to pay off a portion of debt amount this year. Bholeram said that Singh was being forced by moneylenders to return their money.
The police said that a case had been registered and investigation was on.
Meanwhile, another farmer died in Sultanganj Tappa of the district. The family members said the farmer, Raghunath Gaud, was in shock since his crop got damaged.
Raghunath, 65, owned 16 acre land in village Deori and had sown Arhar and Urad on entire farm in the hope that he would pay off debt.
Deceased farmer’s elder son, Badeveer Singh said Raghunath was under debt of Rs 2 lakh. “Today, he went to the farm and was looking very upset when he returned. Suddenly, he fell unconscious and died,” said Badeveer.
When contacted, tehsildar RK Singh said that a probe would be conducted to ascertain whether the farmer died due to shock.