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Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide in MP

ANI | Updated: Jun 20, 2018 19:23 IST

<p><a href="/search?query=Mandsaur">Mandsaur</a> (<a href="/search?query=Madhya Pradesh">Madhya Pradesh</a>), [India], June 20 (ANI): A farmer has allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself to a tree in <a href="/search?query=Madhya Pradesh">Madhya Pradesh</a>'s <a href="/search?query=Mandsaur">Mandsaur</a> district.<br />Bhanwar Lal took the extreme step as he was under huge debt, and the bank and money lenders were pressurising him, his family said.<br />Few days ago, he had sold his land to repay the debt, but a significant loan amount was still pending.<br />An investigation in the case has been initiated.<br />Last year, rampant incidents of farmers' suicide in the state of <a href="/search?query=Madhya Pradesh">Madhya Pradesh</a> had triggered a massive outrage.<br />A violent protest was also staged by the agitated farmers in <a href="/search?query=Mandsaur">Mandsaur</a> over agrarian crisis last year. The protest had also claimed lives of five farmers. (ANI)</p>
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