Four farmers ended their lives while another attempted suicide in different places of Madhya Pradesh in the wee hours of Tuesday due to crop loss and rising debts.
Babbu Yadav, a 35-year-old farmer ended his life by consuming insecticide at his residence in Khiriya Shankar village in Sagar district on Tuesday night.
He was brought dead at the hospital. Yadav’s family members said he was under heavy debt as his crop had failed for three years consecutively.
Another middle-aged farmer named Madan Lal ended his life by hanging himself at his residence in Pipaliahoma village. He was under debt of Rs 1.5 lakh after he had married off his daughter and expected returns from the crop that failed.
The third incident occurred in Khandwa, where farmer Laxmi Narayan, 32, consumed poison after failure of his soybean crop in Atar village on Tuesday. Sources said Narayan was under debt of around Rs 4 lakh and died during treatment at a hospital.
Another farmer named Bhagwat Patel took his life by consuming poison in Karaiya village in Katni as he was upset due to crop failure.
Rajesh Patel, a farmer, attempted suicide by consuming pesticide at Rampur Karchulian in Rewa district. His soybean and paddy crops were badly affected due to which he was depressed. He is undergoing treatment at a hospital.