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One more kills self in Gujarat due to crop failure

One more farmer has committed suicide in Gujarat's Saurashtra region apparently due to crop failure, police said on Friday.

india Updated: Aug 31, 2012 16:58 IST
PTI

One more farmer has committed suicide in Gujarat's Saurashtra region apparently due to crop failure, police said on Friday.

Rana Indrasinh Khumansinh, a resident of Lakhtar in Surendranagar district, hanged himself from a tree in his farm last evening, police said.

He owned 80 acres of land and cultivated cotton but the crop failed due to deficient rains following which he took the extreme step, police said.

At least 16 farmers have committed suicide this month in Saurashtra, a coastal region comprising seven districts, due to crop failure.

First Published: Aug 31, 2012 16:57 IST