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Three farmers commit suicide in Akola district

Three debt-ridden farmers committed suicide in the district during the last 24 hours, police said on Saturday.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Akola
UPDATED ON APR 05, 2008 05:50 PM IST

Three debt-ridden farmers committed suicide in the district during the last 24 hours, police said on Saturday.

Police said Atmaram Siraskar (49), who owned two acres of land and had borrowed money from a bank, ended his life by hanging yesterday, police said.

Similarly, Ramkrishna Amrut Chincholkar (59), residing in Devarda village of Akot Taluka also ended his life by hanging.

In the third incident, a 22-year-old farmer Rajesh Sopan Tekade of Chandur Khadki consumed poison on April 3 and was declared dead, police said.

According to reports from other parts of the region, Haribhau Baliram Gawande, a farmer hailing from Matargaon near Jalamb in adjoining Buldhana district committed suicide by throwing himself in front of a running train near Jalamb Railway Station yesterday.

With the Centre's farm loan waiver scheme to be implemented from July 1 this year, these fresh incidents of farmers ending their lives become significant.

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