In a shocking incident, two farmers distressed by the worsening of the crops due to severe drought this year in Maharashtra, allegedly hung themselves to death in Maharashtra’s Beed city.
One of the deceased identified as 35-year-old Mahadev, a resident of Khardewadi village of Beed was irritated as his crops had rotten due to drought. Moreover, his was under a heavy debt and was unable to pay it back. The worsening condition and family living in poverty forced Mahadev to commit suicide by hanging from a tree.
Another farmer who committed suicide has been identified as 51-yer-old Damu who was distressed as he could not harvest crops due to the severe drought this year in Maharashtra. Due to the constant harassment of the greedy family members, Damu too hung himself to death.
The bodies of both farmers were recovered by the police and sent for postmortem.
Significantly, cases of farmers’ suicides in Maharashtra are on the rise.
Earlier on the first day of this month Laxmansingh Vitthalsingh Pardeshi hanged himself at his home in Rajputwadi village in the district’s Karjat tehsil on Thursday night. His kin had claimed he was unable to repay a bank loan. The deceased’s son, Rajendra, said his father had taken a loan from a cooperative bank here and was unable to repay it and the prevailing drought had created more stress. Pardeshi is survived by his wife, daughter and son.