Teen farmer succumbs to pesticide poisoning in TN

Trichy: With four farmers in Perambalur and one in Ariyalur districts reportedly succumbing to the medical ailments caused after spraying pesticides in BT cotton fields recently, an 18-year-old farmer belonging to Venganur village in Ariyalur district became the most recent casualty.
Though the teenage farmer was hospitalised, a day later, he succumbed to the ailments at Thanjavur government medical college hospital on Sunday morning.
Police sources identified the deceased as Loganathan, 18, son of Palanisamy hailed from Angiyanoor village near Venganur in Ariyalur district. The 18-year-old on Saturday evening was said to be spraying pesticide for well grown cotton fields of his father’s.