Balasore farmer commits suicide over ‘loan burden’

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Oupada: A farmer who attempted suicide, allegedly by consuming pesticide in Badapokhari village under Oupada block in Balasore district last night, breathed his last at the SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack Sunday afternoon. The deceased was identified as Pradeep Patra (39).

According to sources, Pradeep had taken loans from various banks for farming in three acres of land. However, he could not repay the loan amount due to crop loss. Following this, Pradeep took such an extreme step yesterday.

Pradeep was rescued and rushed to Balasore DHH in a critical condition. Later, he was shifted to SCB Medical College & Hospital in Cuttack. However, he succumbed while undergoing treatment this afternoon.

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