Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide

Last Updated: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 15:44

Barabanki: A 42-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Fatehpur area of the district.

According to the police, Hanuman Prasad Prajapati hanged himself yesterday for being unable to pay off his debt.

Guidai, wife of the farmer said that on March 22 official of Aryavrat Gramin Bank visited the village and threatened Hanuman to pay off his debt or be prepared to go to jail.

Bank manager Rajkumar Nigam said that amount of Rs 2.33 lakhs of Kisan credit card and home loan was pending on Hanuman.

District Magistrate, Ministi S has ordered a probe into the matter.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 15:44

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