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3 farmers commit suicide in M'rashtra

The incident come only a day after PM's announcement of Rs 3,750-cr package.

india Updated: Jul 03, 2006 22:12 IST

Three debt-ridden farmers and daughter of another farmer have committed suicide in Maharashtra's Vidarbha region and Nasik district, police said on Monday.

The incidents came a day after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a special package of Rs 3,750 crore to bail out debt-ridden farmers of Vidarbha region.

22-year old Kishore, a resident of village Umra in Akot taluka of Akola district, committed suicide by jumping before a running train on Purna-Khandwa section.

His father has been a bed-ridden paralytic patient for the past six years, family sources said adding that failure of crops for the past two years and over burdening of loans forced him to end his life.

In a separate incident, Shrikant Rangrao Kalbande (23), a farmer of Nimbhora Lahe village near Badnera in Amravati district, has committed suicide by consuming poison in his own field, police added.

The village is famous for its orange crops, however, the orange crops were damaged due to lack of water for the past few years, which forced Kalbande to take the extreme step, family sources said adding that he has a handicapped brother, besides aged parents.

In another incident, a debt ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at a village in Malegaon taluka of Nasik district

Santosh Borhad (50) of Rajmane village was holding a small land and had taken loan from a bank, police said. 

In the third incident, Rakhi, the eldest daughter of farmer Shivruora Shelgenwar of Shelgaon Deshmukh village in Mehkar taluka of bordering Buldana district has ended her life by jumping into a well after her father stopped her brother's education to arrange funds for her marriage, police said.