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Devastated by rain, two farmers kill self

Two more farmers allegedly committed suicide, while two others died of shock after seeing their crops destroyed by the untimely rain, police said on Sunday

jaipur Updated: Mar 23, 2015 16:32 IST
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Two more farmers allegedly committed suicide, while two others died of shock after seeing their crops destroyed by the untimely rain, police said on Sunday.

Nineteen-year-old Ladpur farmer, Prem Shankar Meena, who had gone to his agricultural fields on the pretext of fetching fodder, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in his field on Saturday morning.

Meena was deeply distressed on seeing the destruction of his crops caused by recent unseasonal rain and hailstorm, Keshoraipatan police said.

According to the village head, the deceased, son of Pratap Meena, was a sharecropper.

"He had cultivated wheat on around 25 bighas, but the entire produce was flattened in the rain and hailstorm that lashed the area earlier this month," he said.

Another farmer committing suicide due to crop loss was reported from Ramnagar village of Budhadeet region of Kota.

The 21-year-old farmer Vinod Meena consumed poison to end his life on the March 19.

His body was recovered from a nearby village.

SHO of Budhadeet police station Bhaarat Singh said the deceased was a student of Class 10 and had gone missing from his house just a day before his examination.

"The case is under investigation and it could also be linked to examination stress and not crop damage," Singh said.

Meanwhile, a farmer Heeralal Vaishnav, 40, of Ramnagar village suffered cardiac arrest on seeing his flattened crops on Sunday.

"Heeralal, who owned 20 bighas land, could not bear to see the damaged crops and suffered a shock," Singh said.

Another farmer Rameshwar Tiwari, 68, of Hanotia village, also succumbed on seeing the large scale damage to his produce on Friday last.

The fresh farmer deaths have taken the total toll in the Hadauti region to 12 so far.