Farmer commits suicide in Jajpur village over ‘debt burden’


Jajpur: A farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree at Arilo village under Angola panchayat in Jajpur district on Tuesday.

The deceased, identified as Banambar Samal, ended his life allegedly over the debt burden.

Some locals spotted Samal hanging from the tree this morning and alerted his family members about the same.

Meanwhile, Samal’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 loan. They also mentioned that Samal’s health had deteriorated for the last few days.

On intimation, police reached the village and seized the body for post-mortem. A probe has been launched into the incident.

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