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4 debt-ridden farmers kill themselves in M?rashtra

Four farmers have committed suicide in different parts of Maharashtra unable to shoulder the burden of debt, police said on Sunday.

india Updated: Apr 09, 2006 20:16 IST

Four farmers have committed suicide in different parts of Maharashtra unable to shoulder the burden of debt, police said on Sunday.

In Akola and Washim districts, one farmer each had taken the extreme step due to rising debts while two farmers have committed suicide in separate cases in Beed district of Marathwada region, they said.

Anand Golait, 35, a marginal farmer of village Tankhed in Akola district committed suicide by jumping before a speeding train.

In another incident Vijay Jadhav, a debt-ridden farmer from village Bhendimahala in Washim district ended his life by consuming poison, police said.

Sixty-year-old farmer Triambak Bhausaheb Galgatte at Nimgaon Chauba of Beed district committed suicide by hanging from the ceiling of his house, they said.

In Kalsamber Wadgaon, Nanabhau Ranoji Karande, 62, committed suicide by hanging from a tree on Saturday night.

Both the farmers in Beed district had obtained loan from private moneylenders, police added.