In another unfortunate incident, a farmer killed himself in Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad district on Thursday morning. This is the seventh such suicide case in seven days in a region that is rocked by aggressive farmer protests over plummeting crop prices.
The farmer Narmada Prasad was an inhabitant of Hoshangabad’s Babai village. He was being pressurized by local moneylenders. The information of his death couldn’t be immediately established.
Madhya Pradesh is in headlines ever since five farmers died in police firing during demonstrations. They were demanding a loan waiver and better crop prices. The protest is in the national spotlight since June 6.
Since then, seven deaths have been reported so far from the state. The angry farmers have torched vehicles and ransacked several properties. The farmers continued their protest regardless of assurances from the chief minister and promises of a partial loan waiver.