Farmer in Nagpur district hangs himself over mounting debt; deceased's father had also ended life five months earlier

  • A 53-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging night in Katol in Maharashtra's Nagpur district

  • Pramod Jane's suicide comes over five months after his 85-year-old father Gopal killed himself by setting ablaze a crop heap and jumping into it

  • Jane is a resident of Madna village in Jalalkheda taluka in the district

Nagpur: A 53-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging on Saturday night in Katol in Maharashtra's Nagpur district, police said. Pramod Jane's suicide comes over five months after his 85-year-old father Gopal killed himself by setting ablaze a crop heap and jumping into it, an official said on Monday.

 Farmer in Nagpur district hangs himself over mounting debt; deceaseds father had also ended life five months earlier

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Jane is a resident of Madna village in Jalalkheda taluka in the district, he added. "The family has told us that Pramod Jane had taken an educational loan for one of his three daughters, had bank liabilities on his five acre farm, and had taken money for the marriage of another daughter," the Jalalkheda police station official said.

On 1 March this year, Gopal had set his chickpea crop heap on fire near his home and jumped into the blaze, dying of burn injuries. Police at the time had said the octogenarian was depressed due to recurring health issues.

Updated Date: Aug 26, 2019 16:47:52 IST