Two farmers commit suicide in Nashik

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Nashik, Jan 28 (UNI) Unable to pay off their loans, two farmers committed suicide in separate incidents in Nashik district of Maharashtra, police said today.

Prakash Barge (36) from Dahiwadi village of Sinnar tehsil set himself ablaze on January 25 and was admitted to hospital in a critical condition. He breathed his last the next day at around 1330 hrs.

Barge, who lives in a joint family along with five brothers, had taken loan from a local bank for agricultural needs. Being unable to refund the same, the banks had proceeded with notices against him, police said, adding, they have registered the case as accidental death.

In the other case, Gangaram Tulshiram Bhoye (50), the former Sarpanch of Bhormal village in Suragan tehsil, consumed pesticide at his residence.

Bhoye was first rushed to the rural hospital at Surgana. As his condition deteriorated, his son-in-law, Nana Dhum, shifted him to the civil hospital on January 25. He died at 0905 hrs the next day.

Bhoye, a farmer by profession, had taken a loan of Rs 4.5 lakh for a tractor-trolley from a bank. Being unable to repay the loans, he, therefore, took the drastic step, police said, adding, they have registered a case of suicide.

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