60-year-old farmer commits suicide in Gujarat after crops failed

March 22, 2013 0 Comments

RAJKOT: In yet another incident of farmer’s suicide, 60-year-old farmer has committed suicide in Ambalgadh village in Maliya-Hatina taluka of Junagadh district.

According to sources, deceased has been identified as Popat Hirapara. Popat Hirapara consumed poison at his farm after his crops failed. Hirapara’s family members said that he has been under depression as his lost his crop and was facing sever economic crisis.

“We have 12 Bigha land and our crops failed due to deficient rain. So, he committed suicide” said Dinesh Hirapara, deceased’ son.

Sources said that at least 38 farmers have committed suicide in Saurashtra region over the last six months, mostly due to crop failure.

Due to late arrival of rain and in adequate rainfall, farmers’ crops failed and suffered huge economic lose leading to suicide.

(Source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-03-20/rajkot/37871529_1_crop-failure-suicide-in-saurashtra-region-deficient-rain)