Jajpur (Odisha), Oct 8 (PTI) A farmer allegedly committed suicide on Monday in Odisha’s Jajpur district with his family claiming that he was under stress due to debt burden, police said. Also Read - Odisha Woman Ends Life After Daughter's Morphed Obscene Photos Go Viral on Social Media
Sisir Khatua (38) was found hanging from a beam in his house at Digambarpur village under the jurisdiction of Dharamsala police station. Also Read - Odisha Lockdown Extension News: 14-day Complete Shutdown in Ganjam, Khurdha, Cuttack, Jajpur, Rourkela From Today Till July 31 | Check Guidelines
His family members took him to a nearby hospital whre doctors declared him dead on arrival, Inspector In-Charge of Dharamsala police station Umakanta Nayak said. Also Read - Odisha Assembly Election 2019 Results: Bari, Barchana, Dharmasala, Jajpur, Korei Sukinda Winners List
Khatua’s family claimed that the farmer 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.
Jajpur 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 farmer of Mangrajpur village, had allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on September 25.
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