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Farmer commits suicide in Rajasthan, son says debt killed him

The 66-year-old had hanged himself from a tree.

jaipur Updated: Jun 24, 2017 20:05 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
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Farmers at their field in Rajasthan. (HT file Photo/ Picture for representation purpose only)

A 66-year-old farmer, facing financial problems, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Rajasthan’s Jhalawar district.

Police said that Bagadilal Rathore, from Sunel region, was found hanging from a tree on Friday evening.

Bagadilal’s son, Vishnu Rathore, who is also a farmer, in his FIR said that his father had gone to the agricultural field after having tea at home and later committed suicide.

The family got to know about the suicide when the son went to the field in the evening to bring back the cattle.

An autopsy was conducted on Saturday and later his last rites were performed.

In the FIR, his son has written that financial crisis is the reason behind the suicide. Vishnu said that his father was worried about a ₹3 lakh debt.

The police are investigating the causes of the suicide.

Meanwhile, Sunel sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) RK Meena said that they had enquired about the suicide and a family dispute appears to be the reason behind the suicide and not debts.

“He had 11 bighas of agricultural land and a flour mill so his financial condition was not bad,” he said.

First Published: Jun 24, 2017 20:05 IST