Bhiwani farmer commits suicide over ‘crop loss’

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Hisar
  • Updated: Apr 10, 2015 11:29 IST

A 55-year-old farmer committed suicide on Thursday morning by hanging himself from a tree in the outskirts of Singhran village in the district.

The deceased’s relatives said Ram Chander, who is from Miithi village of Bhiwani, was under stress due to crop loss caused by recent rough weather.

“His family members told me that he had left early Thursday morning for Hisar to get medication for stress problem, which he has been suffering after losing crops due to the recent rains. However, he was found hanging outside my village,” said Bhoop Singh, the dead farmer’s relative.

The deceased’s wife said their crop on 10 acres of land had gone bad due to hailstorm and rains and it was stressing Ram Chander. “She told me that he used to go to his field and stare at his crop for hours. On his return to home, he used to talk how badly their crops have been hit,” Singh said.

The deceased is survived by his wife and four children. Singh said that the Ram Chander’s two sons are in the army and both are married. Besides, both his daughters are also being married.

“He had no family stress. It was only his crops that made him take this step,” concludes Singh.

Police had recovered a suicide note from his pocket where the deceased had exonerated his family and his relatives for being the cause of this death. “No one from my family or my uncle’s family are responsible for my death,” read the suicide note. A case has been registered by police, and police have started investigations. This is the second suicide case in this week.

Although in the first case authorities denied that the farmer, who hailed from Beed Babran village, had committed suicide due to crop loss. The government announced a compensation of ` 2 lakh for his family.

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