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55-yr-old farmer commits suicide in Punjab

Press Trust of India  |  Fatehgarh Sahib (Pb) 

Apparently upset over mounting debts, a 55-year-old farmer committed suicide by jumping in Bhakra Canal, police said.

Avtar Singh, a resident of village Raeawal near Amloh, committed suicide on October 2 by jumping in Bhakra Canal near Rorewal village, police said.

Singh, a father of four daughters and three sons, had taken land on lease for cultivation but he could not get desired result, they said.

Upset over this, he took the extreme step, they added.

The incident took place when he had gone to meet one of his daughters who was married at village Rorewal.

When Singh did not return home, his siblings started searching for him, police said, adding, his slippers were recovered near Bhakra Canal. The body was recovered on October 6, they said.

First Published: Tue, October 07 2014. 20:30 IST