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Odisha farmer consumes poison near Bargarh Collector’s office

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Bargarh: A farmer reportedly attempted to commit suicide by consuming poison in front of the office of Bargarh Collector today while staging agitation with other farmers.

Akura Bisi, the farmer of Kanabar village under Barpali block in the district, was rescued and admitted to the district headquarters hospital for treatment.

According to reports, hundreds of farmers were today staging a dharna before the Collector’s office demanding compensation for crop loss due to nor’wester and hail in the area.

In the meantime, Bisi tried to end his life by consuming poison. He was rescued by others and rushed to the hospital, where he is currently undergoing treatment.