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Odisha farmer commits suicide "under debt-burden"

Press Trust of India  |  Jajpur (Odisha) 

A allegedly committed on Monday in Odisha's district with his family claiming that he was under stress due to debt burden, police said.

Sisir Khatua (38) was found hanging from a beam in his house at Digambarpur village under the jurisdiction of station.

His family members took him to a nearby hospital whre doctors declared him dead on arrival, In-Charge of station Umakanta Nayak said.

Khatua's family claimed that the had taken loan from private money lenders for farming on 4 acres of land but was unable to repay the money.

"My husband was under mental stress due to loan burden as he had taken over Rs 1 lakh loan from private money lenders," said the wife of the deceased.

Police sent the body for post-mortem examination, the IIC said.

"We are investigating into the case from all angles," he said.

district Collector Ranjan Kumar Das said he has asked the local Tehsildar to probe the incident.

This is the second such incident in Dharamsala block in the last fortnight. Gauranga Bala (45), a debt-ridden of Mangrajpur village, had allegedly committed by hanging himself on September 25.

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 22:55 IST