Two debt-ridden farmers commit suicide

Two debt-ridden farmers committed suicide by consuming pesticide.

Last Updated: Jan 01, 2011, 11:39 AM IST

Yavatmal: Two debt-ridden farmers here committed suicide by consuming pesticide, police said on Saturday.

The farmers -- Tulsiram Hambu Pawar and Sunil Dilip Wankhede -- ended their life on Thursday in Ghatanji and Umarkhed tehsil of the district in their respective farms, they said.
Incidentally, they took the extreme step while a central team of experts was busy making their crop damage assessment, sources said.
This year, 10 out of 16 tehsils of Yavatmal recorded excessive rainfall in comparison to the average annual rainfall leading to crop damage there, they added.

PTI