A 38-year-old farmer identified as Vithal Lahanu Jadhav with Rs 27 lakh debt, died in a private hospital after allegedly consuming poison on November 11.
According to the Nashik Police officials, Vithal had taken loans of Rs 27 lakh from various credit societies for his grape orchard and was unable to repay them, following which he resorted to such extreme steps.
A suicide note allegedly written by the farmer, which mentioned the Rs 27 lakh loan as well as the man’s anxiety over repaying it, was recovered by relatives an has been handed over to police.
“We have registered a case of accidental death and are investigating further,” a police official said.
Officials said a report on the farmer’s death has been sent to the Nashik Collector.