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Debt burden forces farmer to end life


Odisha Sun Times Bureau

Jajpur, Feb 15:

Yet another farmer, burdened with debt, has allegedly committed suicide in Odisha’s Jajpur district , police said Friday.

Police sources said Gayadhar Rout; a 55-year-old sugarcane farmer of Mahapur village under Baruan panchayat who was allegedly under pressure to repay loans he had taken for his sugarcane crop, was found hanging from a tree in his native village on Thursday night.

Fellow villagers found Rout hanging from a banyan tree near the village pond on Thursday night and had informed his family, sources said.

Prima facie it appeared that Rout committed suicide, sources said.