Debt-ridden farmer kills self in Maharashtra

  • PTI, Nashik
  • Updated: Mar 28, 2016 19:30 IST
Maharashtra's drought-battered Marathwada region has witnessed a spurt in farmer suicide. (Representative photo)

A debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at his residence in Khirdi village of Maharashtra’s Nashik district, police said on Monday.

Dattu Choudhari (48) committed suicide on Sunday as he was unable to pay loan of Rs 1 lakh. A drought for the third consecutive year also added to his plight, an official attached with Nandgaon Police Station said.

Following a complaint by his brother Rajaram, a case has been registered in this regard, the officer said.

Joint investigations are being carried out by police and officials of the Maharashtra revenue department, he added.

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