Farmer attempts suicide over debts money lender shoots video

first_imgFarmer attempts suicide over debts, money lender shoots videoA farmer tried to kill himself at his farm in Belore village in Majalgaon on June 29, an official said, adding that he is now out of danger and undergoing treatment at a government hospital.advertisement Next Press Trust of India MumbaiJuly 11, 2019UPDATED: July 11, 2019 22:35 IST According to police,when the farmer consumed poison, the money lender was busy shooting the video of his suicide bid (Photo/ANI)A 29-year-old farmer in Beed district of Maharashtra tried to end his life by consuming poison in front of a private money lender in connection with a dispute over debts, police said Thursday.According to police, when the farmer consumed poison, the money lender was busy shooting the video of his suicide bid.The farmer, Sudam Phapala, tried to kill himself at his farm in Belore village in Majalgaon on June 29, an official said, adding that farmer is now out of danger and undergoing treatment at a government hospital.The video of the farmer’s suicide attempt has gone viral on social media.”Sudam’s uncle had taken a loan of Rs 1.90 lakh from two private money lenders in 2011 for his daughter’s marriage, following which they took possession of their farmland,” a senior police official of Dindrud Police Station said.Sudam Phapala, in his statement recorded before tehsildar on Wednesday, alleged that the money lenders forced him to consume poison, tehsildar added.”In his statement, the victim claimed that his family had repaid Rs 2.5 lakh to the money lenders in 2012 and hence wanted their farmland back,” tehsildar said.On June 29, one of the money lenders came to the victim demanding money. Sudam Phapala then brought a bottle of poison and consumed it in front of them, the official said.Soon after the incident, Sudam Phapala was rushed to a state-run hospital by the police. He is now out of danger and undergoing treatment there, police said.”We are waiting for the report from tehsildar. If the report says that the private money lender was responsible for the farmer to take the extreme step, then we will register an offence under relevant sections against him,” the police official said.ALSO READ | Andhra farmer suicides: Jagan promises Rs 7 lakh to farmer familiesALSO READ | Why govt thinks farmers inferior to rich businessmen: Rahul Gandhi in Lok SabhaALSO WATCH | No lessons learnt from last year’s farmer stir?For the latest World Cup news, live scores and fixtures for World Cup 2019, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for World Cup news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byShahrukh Tags :Follow Money lenderFollow FarmerFollow SuicideFollow DebtsFollow Maharashtralast_img

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