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Another Haryana farmer commits suicide in Gohana

Another Haryana farmer committed suicide by consuming a pesticide in Gohana sub-division of Sonepat district on Thursday night, allegedly due to the shock caused by crop loss in the wake of the untimely rains. The deceased has been identified as Yudhvir Singh (42) of Rewada village.

punjab Updated: Apr 17, 2015 22:59 IST
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Another Haryana farmer committed suicide by consuming a pesticide in Gohana sub-division of Sonepat district on Thursday night, allegedly due to the shock caused by crop loss in the wake of the untimely rains.

The deceased has been identified as Yudhvir Singh (42) of Rewada village.

Family members of the deceased and their co-villagers refused to cremate his body and blocked the Panipat-Gohana road on Friday morning, demanding compensation for the family.

The high drama lasting several hours ended only after the local administration intervened and persuaded the family to send the deceased's body for postmortem.

Talking to Hindustan Times, deceased's brother Jagbir said, "Yudhvir was in a deep shock as his 8 acres of wheat cultivation got completely damaged by rainfall and hailstorm in the region. On Thursday night, he consumed a pesticide. Soon after he started vomiting. We rushed him to a hospital, but he died on the way".

He said that the deceased is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son. His eldest daughter is 15-year-old while the son is only 3-year-old.

Jaidev Singh, a relative of the deceased, said, "Yudhvir's family owes a debt of around `4 lakh, including a loan of `2 lakh from the bank. He had taken six acres of agricultural land on a rent of `30,000 per acre. His entire crop got damaged and no relief from the government has reached yet".

The relatives of the deceased demanded financial assistance from the government for the education and marriage of his daughters.
However, Gohana SDM Dharmender, who persuaded the local residents to end the protest, could not be contacted after repeated attempts.

Gohana DSP Vinod Kumar said, "We asked the family members to end the protest and send the body for postmortem, so that the cause of the death could be confirmed".

"On our request, they agreed and after the postmortem at Gohana civil hospital, the body has been handed over to the family", the DSP said and added that the police had registered a case under section 174 of CrPC.

On April 3, Balwan Singh (59), a resident of Katwal village of Gohana sub-division, had died following a heart attack as he could not bear the shock of crop loss, caused by the unseasonal rainfall. As the financial assistance from the government has not reached Balwan's family so far, the Bhartiya Kisan Union has given `1 lakh to them for the education of deceased's six children.