Elderly man dies, wife critical in suicide bid over crop loss

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Dharmagarh: An elderly man died while his wife is stated to be critical after they attempted to commit suicide due to crop loss at Tuna village under Kokosora block in Kalahandi district on Friday.

The deceased was identified as Sudarshan Majhi (65) of the village.

According to sources, the couple, in a bid to end their life, jumped into the well this morning. While Sudarshan died, his wife survived and was admitted to the hospital in a critical condition.

Sudarshan had done paddy farming in 5 acres of land. As the rainfall was not sufficient, his crop were damaged. Following this, the couple took such a drastic step, some villagers said.

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