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Farmer commits suicide over mounting debts, crop loss

Posted on Dec 19, 07:11AM | UNI

A farmer committed suicide by consuming pesticide over alleged mounting debt and unable to cope with crop loss at Pudukottai village in Virudhunagar district.

Police sources said Pandi (32) sowed Paddy and Corn crops in four acres of land but he failed to reap expected produce due to monsoon failure even as he had taken loan from money-lenders to meet the input cost for the crop.

Finding himself in deep financial crisis after the crop failure, Pandi was extremely depressed for the last few days.

He consumed pesticide in his land last night and was rushed to the Government Rajaji Hospital at Madurai, where he died today.