Debt-ridden farmer commits suicide

ANI | Updated: Apr 11, 2018 02:56 IST

Yavatmal (Maharashtra) [India], Apr. 11 (ANI): A 50-year-old debt-ridden farmer committed suicide here by consuming poison.

The deceased, identified as Shankar Bhaurao Chayre, in his suicide note blamed the central government and its policy for his death.

Shankar, who was under the debt of nearly Rs 1 lakh, was upset after he did not get any benefit from the Maharashtra government's loan waiver scheme.

Following the incident, the family of the deceased even refused to take over the body for last rites and demanded to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

According to reports, Yavatmal district has one of the highest suicide cases of debt-ridden farmers. (ANI)