Farmer commits suicide after rains wipe out his crops

Last Updated: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 16:58

Nashik: A 42-year-old farmer in Daregaon village in North Maharashtra`s Satana taluka of Nashik district committed a suicide by consuming poison yesterday, sources said.

The farmer, Atmaram Sitaram Pawar, took the extreme step, unable to bear losses of his pomegranate and gram crops on seven acres of land, due to unseasonal rains and hailstorms, the police said here today.

He is survived by his parents, wife, a son and two daughters. His body has been handed over to his relatives after post mortem.
His father Sitaram Pawar said that he became frustrated and depressed after unseasonal rains and ended his life.

Agriculture officer D K Kapadnis visited his house and condoled his death, saying that they would try their best to provide government financial assistance to his kin and also assessed loss of crops to send a report to the government.

First Published: Monday, March 17, 2014 - 16:58
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