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Farmer ends life over loan burden in Odisha’s Jajpur

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Jajpur: A farmer allegedly committed suicide over loan burden at Digambarpur village under Dharmasala police limits in Odisha’s Jajpur district last night. The deceased has been identified as Sisir Khatua (38).

According to family sources, the farmer had taken loan from private money lenders for agriculture on 4-5 acres of land. Last night, he went out of the house and took the extreme step inside a nearby room as he was unable to repay the loan amount, family members said.

Khatua was found hanging in the room this morning. Though his kin rushed him to Dharamsala hospital, doctor declared him ‘brought dead’ there.

Police have started investigation into the incident and sent the body for post-mortem.