‘Debt-ridden’ farmer succumbs after suicide attempt in Odisha’s Cuttack

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Cuttack: A ‘debt-ridden’ farmer of Kuspangi village under Banki block in the district succumbed on Saturday morning at SCB Medical College and Hospital while undergoing treatment.

The deceased farmer has been identified as Chaitanya Parida. He had consumed pesticide on December 21 after suffering huge crop loss.

Chaitanya was immediately admitted to the SCBMCH and was undergoing treatment. After battling for life for the past nine days, he breathed his last this afternoon.

Meanwhile, Chaitanya ‘s family members have claimed that he had taken loans for farming. He took the extreme step as he was under pressure for failing to repay the amount.

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