Madhya Pradesh debt-ridden Farmer who set himself on fire, dies

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Adding one more to the shocking suicide cases of Madhya Pradesh’s farmers, a debt-ridden farmer Babulal Verma who had allegedly set himself on fire in Hoshangabad, succumbs to his injuries in Bhopal.

It is learnt that Babulal was under debt of Rs 7 lakh which he had taken loan from the villagers.

He took the extreme step by setting himself ablaze at Randhal village in Hoshangabad late in the night on Thursday after money lenders reached his home and threatened him to lock his house and beat him brutally.

Read Full Story: Another debt-ridden farmer hangs himself in Madhya Pradesh

Earlier on Sunday, a debt-ridden farmer ended his life by hanging himself on the branch of a tree in Neemuch district of Madhya Pradesh.

The agrarian crisis in Madhya Pradesh has been under limelight after five farmers were killed in police firing during the agitation for the demand of loan waiver and good price for their produce.

But the rising suicide cases are raising serious concern over the condition of farmers who are ending lives due to the financial crisis.’

Read Also: Madhya Pradesh sees 10 farmer suicides in a week

 It is a high time for the Shivraj Singh ruling state government who keeps on taking the credit by so-called fasting stunts but is not providing any financial aid to the distressed farmers.

Wefornews Bureau

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