Three debt-ridden farmers have committed suicide in different parts of Maharashtra, police said in Nagpur on Wednesday.
One Maruti Nehare (45) hanged himself to death in Mulgavahan village of Vidarbha region due to mounting debt and as he was unable to secure funds for his daughter's marriage, police said.
Another farmer Bhalerao Atram consumed poison in Jhamkola village in Wani of Jharijamni taluka, also in Vidarbha region, as he was unable to repay the loans procured from a co-operative bank despite selling off his bullocks, police said adding that both the farmers took the extreme step on Tuesday.
In Nasik, a 50-year-old debt-ridden farmer committed suicide by consuming poison at his residence at Malunje village in tribal dominated Igatpuri taluka, police said.
The victim Nathu Pandurang Gaikar consumed poison last evening after returning from his field, police said adding that he was rushed to the rural hospital at Ghoti, where the doctors declared him dead.
The farmer had taken loans from co-operative societies and also had electricity bills pending for payment, sources said.