Odisha: Two farmers of same village attempt suicide
(Sourced from PTI)
In Sambalpur, a farmer has made an attempt to commit suicide by consuming pesticide, a day after a similar attempt by another cultivator of the same village in Odisha's Bargarh district, officials said today. 33-year-old Niranjan Bhoi was spotted in a critical condition in his farmland in Kanbar village under Barpali block yesterday.
He was rushed to the Barpali Community Health Centre (CHC) and later shifted to the Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR), Burla. His condition is stated to be critical, they said. On Thursday, another farmer, Akrura Bishi, of the same village had attempted suicide by consuming pesticide in front of the district collector's office, they said.
Bargarh District Collector Indramani Tripathy said "There are two suicide attempts by as many farmers. The district administration will undertake an enquiry as to why such attempts were made. We are taking steps to resolve problems of farmers hit by the recent squall." Bhoi's family said his crops in five acres of land were destroyed due to unseasonal rain and hailstorm on April 30.