Another Haryana farmer committed suicide by hanging himself with a ceiling fan in Pindara village of Jind district on Tuesday, allegedly due to crop loss suffered by him in unseasonal rains.
According to his family, deceased Rajesh Kumar took the extreme step as he was upset over his damaged wheat crop over two acres of land, which he had taken on lease at Rs 38,000 per acre. "For the past few days he was upset over the damaged crop and on Tuesday morning he hanged himself to death in his room. When the family members saw him, he was dead", said Rajesh's brother Manoj.
Talking to Hindustan Times, Jind (sadar) police station incharge Sajjan Singh, who reached the spot after the incident, said, "The family members told the police that the farmer has ended his life due to crop damage".
His body had been handed over to the family after the postmortem and the police had registered a case under section 174 of the CrPC, he added.
Hisar farmer attempts suicide
Meanwhile, a 50-year-old farmer tried to commit suicide at Deepal village in Hisar district on Tuesday, by consuming a poisonous substance after hearing that he did not qualify for crop compensation.
According to Bharati Kisan Sangrash Simiti district president Joginder Mayar, farmer Ranbir Malik was not happy with the recent crop survey.
"The villagers told me that during the recent crop survey in the village, the surveying officials told them that till the entire village does not fall in more than 30% loss bracket, no one will get compensation. The officials had told them that the crop loss in the village is just 10%," Malik said.
He said that Ranbir had only one-and-a-half acre land of his own and had taken eight acres of land on lease. "The villagers told me that when Ranbir was informed by the patwari concerned that he does not fall in the ambit of compensation, he was dejected," Malik said.
He said the farmer consumed the poison at around 11am when he was in his field. Some of his neighbours, after noticing that he was not making any movement, raised the alarm. The farmer is now battling for his life in a private hospital here.