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Crop loss: Another farmer commits suicide in Haryana

Another farmer reportedly committed suicide by jumping into a well in Paju village of Loharu sub-division of Bhiwani district on Thursday evening, police said on Friday. The deceased was identified as Surender Singh (52).

punjab Updated: Apr 24, 2015 22:10 IST
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Another farmer reportedly committed suicide by jumping into a well in Paju village of Loharu sub-division of Bhiwani district on Thursday evening, police said on Friday.

The deceased was identified as Surender Singh (52).

Talking to Hindustan Times, Behal police station incharge Umashankar said, "According to the family members, Surender committed suicide by jumping into the well as he was upset over the meager amount of compensation for the last year's crop damage".

After the post mortem, the deceased's body has been handed over to his family and the police have registered a case under section 174 of CrPC.

His family members said Surender was upset as the compensation paid to him for the last year's crop damage was not commensurate with the loss suffered by him. The recent rain had also affected his crop spread over five acres, they added.

The family accused the government of paying less compensation for the last year's loss, saying that the amount was not even equal to the cost of production.

Umeed Singh, a relative of the deceased, said, "Surender had received `7200 compensation which was meant for crop damage for one acre only while he had suffered crop loss over three acres. He could not get any compensation for the remaining two acres and he was upset over it". This year also rain had damaged Surender's crop, he added.