Another Maharashtra farmer commits suicide, tally reaches 5 in 3 days
Mumbai city news: Sandeep Balbhim Shelke killed himself by hanging from a lemon tree at Osmanabad on Friday. He had a debt of Rs2.5 lakhmumbai Updated: Jun 10, 2017 00:09 IST
Amid state-wide by farmers seeking loan waivers from the state government another farmer killed himself on Friday.
Sandeep Balbhim Shelke, 22-year-old farmer from
Osmanabad district of Marathwada committed suicide by hanging himself from a lemon tree.
Shelke whop owned a little more than a hectare of land, had a debt of Rs2.5 lakh.
Shelke had submitted an undertaking to the farmers’ group in his Khamaswadi village, pledging that he would not commit suicide if the government agreed to implement Swaminathan Commission recommendations for farmers.
Shelke’s elder brother has polio and the family has huge debts.
He is the fifth farmer in the state to have killed himself in teh past three days.
On Wednesday night, Dhanaji Jadhav, a farmer from Karmala in Solapur district, committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree at Vit village.
In his suicide note, Jadhav wrote he owed money to banks and moneylenders.
He also requested his family not to cremate him until chief minister Devendra Fadnavis met them personally.
Last rites were performed on Jadhav’s body on Thursday after Fadnavis spoke to his younger brother.
The chief minister assured the family a loan wavier, footing the education of his two
sons and compensation of Rs 5 lakh.
Fadnavis also said promised the family that Rs1 lakh would be released immediately.
First Published: Jun 09, 2017 23:59 IST