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Guj farmer hangs self in Porbandar due to crop loss, debts

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

A Friday allegedly committed suicide in Gujarat's district, over 350 kilometres from here, after reportedly suffering crop loss and facing rising debts, police said.

Viram Odedara (54) hung himself at his residence in Kutiyana town, and his son has told police that the deceased had lost his crops for the season and was stressed that he could not repay loans taken from a and relatives, said sub Y B Patel of station.

"told us that his father was a and had borrowed Rs 3 lakh from relatives and around Rs 1 lakh from a He was mentally disturbed following crop loss. He said the Viram killed himself due to cash crunch and inability to pay dues," the said.

This is the third suicide by a in the last three weeks in

Earlier, on October 7, Kalu Chauhan, a 40-year-old farmer from district, allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself apparently over the fear of losing his crop in view of the weak monsoon.

On September 24, Anak Jebalia (35), a resident of Dhari taluka of district, had allegedly committed suicide due to the same reason.

According to figures released by government, the state is staring at water scarcity since it had received only 76.72 per cent of average rainfall this monsoon.

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 19:12 IST