Ganjam: The farmers’ death toll due to suicide rises in the state after another debt-ridden farmer succumbed to his suicide attempt today at MKCG hospital in Berhampur.
The deceased Farmer, Brundaban Swain of Nuagaon under Aska block in Ganjan district consumed poison this morning and was first admitted at Aska hospital in an unconscious state. As his condition deteriorated he was then shifted to MKCG hospital in Berhampur where he died under treatment.
As per family members of the deceased, Brundaban was worried over repaying his debt burden and under severe mental stress he had taken this extreme step of committing suicide by consuming poison.
Notably, the state has witnessed continuous uproar over farmer suicide in Odisha Assembly’s ongoing session.