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Unable to repay loans, 2 farmers end lives in Nashik


Malegaon, Mar 24: Two farmers committed suicide in Nashik district apparently due to loan burden and financial losses in onion crop, the police said on Friday.

The suicides were reported from Malegaon and Devla talukas of the north Maharashtra district on Thursday.

Unable to repay loans, 2 farmers end lives in Nashik

Mahadu Karbhari Pawar, a resident of Soundane village, consumed poison at his residence. He was rushed to a private hospital, where he died during treatment, police said.

The 57-year-old agriculturist was depressed due to the mounting loan burden, they said, without providing details.

In the second incident, Jagan Vithal Ahire, a resident of Dongargaon, hanged himself in his home, the police said. The 38-year-old had taken a loan of Rs 70,000 from a local cooperative society and was finding it difficult to repay it, they said.

Both the farmers also suffered losses in their onion crop, they added. The police has registered accident death cases.


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