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Crop loss: Farmer dies due to ‘shock’ in Jhajjar

punjab Updated: Apr 17, 2015 10:22 IST
HT Correspondent

A 65-year-old farmer of Jhajjar district on Thursday died in his fields allegedly due to the shock of crop loss caused by the untimely rains and hailstorm.

The deceased has been identified as Om Parkash, a resident of Dhandhlan village of Beri sub-division of the district.

Sunil Kumar, nephew of the deceased, said that his uncle collapsed and died in the fields after he saw his damaged crop in nearby Birdhana village.

He said that the family members were not allowing his uncle to go to the fields for the past one month, but on Thursday he forced his grandson Sahil to take him to the fields on a motorcycle. “He could not bear the loss of crop and died due to shock”, he added.

Village sarpanch Umedh Singh said, “Om Parkash was shocked to see the damage to the vegetable and wheat crops in his field spread over eight acres”.

The family members said that they did not take the deceased’s body to the hospital for a postmortem. Meanwhile, Beri police station incharge Telu Ram said that he was not aware about the farmer’s death.