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Yavatmal farmer's kin accept his body two days after suicide

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai/Yavatmal 

The family members of debt-ridden Shankar Chayare, who allegedly committed suicide on April 10, today accepted his body on an assurance that they will get appropriate compensation soon, a police said.

The was cremated in his village, Rajurwadi, this evening.

"The body of the was handed over to his family members today," M Rajkumar, of Police, Yavatmal, told

Earlier, Chayare's family members had refused to accept his body, even as the offered to pay Rs 8 lakh as compensation.

The body was kept in the morgue of state-run Vasantrao Naik medical college and hospital in for the last two days.

Earlier in the day, Piyush Singh, Chandrakant Jajoo, Inspector General (Amravati Range) Chhagan Wakade and the SP persuaded the family members of Chayare, including his wife and daughter Jayashree, to take possession of the body.

The SP said the deceased farmer's family members were told that the has agreed to compensate them appropriately in a swift manner.

"The meeting with Chayare's family members was held in presence of former and current state of Nana Patole, and convener Devanand Pawar," an said.

After Chayare's family agreed to take possession of the corpse, it was taken to government hospital for postmortem and later handed over to them.

The SP told Chayare's kin that a Supervisor's job would be arranged for one of the daughters of the deceased in an MIDC-based textile mill in the area.

had allegedly killed himself by consuming a poisonous chemical, apparently upset due to crop-loss, according to the police.

The police had yesterday said Chayare's daughter had given them a purported suicide note of the deceased in which has been held responsible for the farmer's extreme step.

Jayashree, the eldest daughter of the deceased, had filed a complaint against Modi in the Station.

The note, which the police insists was not recovered from the scene of the death, has been sent to handwriting experts for ascertaining its authenticity.

"In the two-page note, PM Modi's name was written on the second page. Some sentences in the note have been struck out and some letters in the note are not written in a uniform style. Therefore, we have sent this note to the forensic sciences department to the handwriting experts," Ganesh Bhavsar, in-charge of the station, had told

The is survived by his wife (47), daughters--(21), Bhagyashree (19), and Dhanashree (15), and son (15).

Meanwhile, Devendra Fadnavis today didn't attend the scheduled inauguration of the newly-constructed administrative building of the Urban Co-Operative Ltd.

Yavatmal said Fadnavis had sent a message to chairman expressing regret over his inability to attend the event "due to unavoidable engagements in Mumbai".

However, the visited Umarkhed tehsil in the district via Nanded this afternoon.

As per the earlier schedule, he was supposed to travel to Umarkhed after attending the Yavatmal event.

Meanwhile, Rajkumar said, "There was no untoward incident either in Yavatmal or in Umarkhed. Everything went off peacefully".

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First Published: Thu, April 12 2018. 23:05 IST