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Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide in Barwani village

A 40-year-old debt-ridden tribal farmer committed suicide at his house in a village in Barwani district on Saturday, police said.

indore Updated: Nov 06, 2016 14:44 IST

A 40-year-old debt-ridden tribal farmer committed suicide at his house in a village in Barwani district on Saturday, police said.

A suicide note written on the back of the bank’s recovery notice has been found in his trouser pocket.

According to Barwani police station sources, Suraj, 17 returned to his house in Bhilkheda village, from the field, and saw his father Krishna hanging in a room.

Krishna consumed pesticide and then hanged himself, police said.

Two notices from Narmada Jhabua Gramin Bank were recovered from his trouser pocket and a suicide note was written on the back of the notice which was dated April 4, 2016, they said.

Family members said that the suicide letter was written by Krishna who had studied till class 8. Krishna is survived by his wife and two sons.

In his suicide note, Krishna had written that he is committing suicide due to debt and that his family members should not be harassed.

Krishna took loan of Rs 80,000 under Kisan Credit Card Yojna on March 25, 2015 and according to the two notices (served to him, he didn’t pay back the amount on due date March 24, 2016. The interest rate was increased to 13% from 7%, in which he was supposed to pay Rs 1,08190).

His elder brother Manohar and younger son Suraj said that the maize and cotton crop sown in 2.5 acre field was ruined and due to the bank’s notice, Krishna was in tension.

Superintendent of Police (SP), Barwani, Siddharth Bahuguna said an investigation is underway.