associate sponsors

Llyod
HDFC

Farmers' protest: Second suicide reported in Ranchi, authorities deny loan distress amid growing resentment

Ranchi: Another Jharkhand farmer committed suicide on the outskirts of Ranchi on Thursday. District administration officials, however, were prompt to deny that the farmer was under any loan pressure.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Baldeo Mahto committed suicide by jumping in the well of a village in the Pithoria area here. He is survived by his wife and two sons, with the elder son passing Class 10 this year.

According to family members, Baldeo was in distress due to paucity of money and was concerned about his son's admission. He had taken a bank loan and also Rs 25,000 as loan under the Kisan Credit Card.

Ranchi district administration officials have denied that Mahto committed suicide due to debt.

"The primary report indicates that Baldeo was not under pressure due to bank loan. A team has been constituted to probe the entire incident," Ranchi Deputy Commissioner Manoj Kumar told reporters.

The Ranchi police has lodged a case of unnatural death.

He is the second farmer to have committed suicide in Ranchi. On 12 June, Kaleshwar Mahto, 44, took his life due to debt. He left behind a suicide note which said he was in distress over the loan.


Updated Date: Jun 15, 2017 19:00 PM

Also Watch

Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's Kaala
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 Watch: Cyrus Khan talks about Parkour, jumping across walls and why he hates sitting
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Unwind: India's basketball sensation Amjyot Singh has his eyes set on becoming an NBA regular
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 10 questions
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See