Four farmer suicides reported in Vidarbha

Four farmers allegedly committed suicide in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra on Wednesday, according to NGOs.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 21, 2013, 22:59 PM IST

Yavatmal: Four farmers allegedly committed suicide in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra on Wednesday, according to NGOs.

The deceased included Vasram Rathod of Bothbodan in Yavatmal district.

Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti`s Santosh Naitam claimed that all of them were debt-ridden.

Rathod was the 24th farmer in Yavatmal district to commit suicide since 2006, according to locals.

Village Sarpanch Balasaheb Chavan claimed that Rathod owed over Rs 2 lakh to the lenders, and had had a failed cotton crop.