Two farmers commit suicide in Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan’s home district
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Two farmers commit suicide in Madhya Pradesh CM Chouhan’s home district

One farmer hanged himself from a tree while another consumed poison on Thursday.

india Updated: Jun 16, 2017 19:33 IST
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Congress leader and MP Jyotiraditya Scindia pays tributes to farmers killed in police firing in Mandsaur, during his 72-hour long Satyagraha protest in Bhopal on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

Two farmers allegedly committed suicide in Sehore, home district of Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, taking the number of such deaths to 11 in the state since June 8.

Mukesh Yadav (23) of Lachaur village in Sehore, who had consumed poison on Thursday in his field, died on Friday while undergoing treatment, Sehore’s Nasrullaganj sub divisional magistrate (SDM) HS Choudhary said.

He was suffering from colic for a very long time and was depressed due to poor harvest, his acquaintances said.

Khaju Khan (75) of Bapcha Kala village in Sehore hanged himself from a tree on Thursday, police said.

His son Sabir Khan said his father took the extreme step as he was upset after being unable to acquire seeds and manure.

Police said they are investigating both incidents.

Madhya Pradesh had been in the grip of a major farmers’ protest in the past fortnight. The killing of five farmers in police firing in Mandsaur on June 6 had triggered a series of violent protests in various parts of the state.

First Published: Jun 16, 2017 18:47 IST