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Prolonged illness, debt drives farmer to end life in MP

cities Updated: Nov 01, 2015 23:00 IST
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Deceased Bhim Singh’s kutcha house at Malwan village in Barwani.(HT photo)

Prolonged illness and alleged stress over loans drove a farmer to committing suicide at Salwan village in Barwani district of MP, Warla police said.

The deceased, identified as Bhim Singh, 30, had been suffering from a severe kidney stone problem and had been receiving treatment for it for the past fortnight.

On Friday night, Singh allegedly hanged himself from a tree in his field. Police said that he was also stressed over some loans he had taken from a village-based moneylender.

Earlier, Singh had taken advance on payments from the contractors and the owners of the field where he grew his soybean crop.

According to the police, some days ago, he had been approached by some persons from Maharashtra regarding the advances and he had assured them that he would pay back the money owed through manual labour.

Sendhwa sub-divisional magistrate Mahesh Badole too said that it was revealed in the investigation Singh had taken an advance from a contractor for his soyabean crop. His family was unaware of any loans that he had taken from private moneylenders.