Bagbhara Tehsildhar submits report on farmer’s suicide

Claims financial burden no reason for suicide, suspects some family issue

Mahasamund: The report submitted by Bagbhara Tehsildhar on suicide of farmer Manthir Delsingh Gond states of suicide not due to financial burden but suspected family problem.

Bagbhara Tehsildhar has submitted the report of suicide of suicide of farmer Manthir Delsingh Gond resident of village Mokha under Bagbhara tehsil to Mahasamund district collector.

The report states that Manthir son of Dhelsingh Gond has a joint holding of 5.88 hectares in village Mokha P.H.N 32 in which his part is ½ and his land-ownership holding is 1.78 hectares registered as per revenue records. He was a renowned and prosperous farmer of the village. Deceased Manthir had a brick house, tractor, thrasher and two tubewells.

Manthir from November 30, 2016 to January 4, 2017 had sold his agriculture produce of 266 quintal paddy at cost of Rs 3.91 lakh through cooperative committee. He had repaid the tractor installment and fertilizer-seed loan of Rs 2.50 lakh.

Both sons of deceased Manthir and brother in an affidavit statement had said that reason for suicide is unknown. He had been paying the loan on regular basis of Bank Society. No documents were found regarding the Bank, Tehsil and others loan pending notice. Bank, tehsil issued notice of attachment warrant of property for default payment documents were also not found.

He had also not spoken about his problems or concerns to anyone. Younger brother of Manthir, who is a patwari said that his brother had never told of any information regarding the problems faced by him. The family of deceased farmer consists of two sons and two daughter-in-laws along with three grandchildren. The elder son had left the job of home guard around one and a half years ago to join the family agriculture works. He was cooperating in the work.
As per earlier reports, the farmer was reported to have loan of Rs 10.86 lakh out of which Rs 4.35 lakh was for purchase of tractor, Rs 1.38 lakh from society as agriculture loan, another agriculture loan of Rs 2.83 lakh from PNB and Rs 75,000 for boring tubewell. Additional to Rs 1.55 lakh was again taken for agriculture purpose. The family claimed that they did not receive the crop insurance scheme as the farmer had indicated this to the family members before his suicide. A probe team was constituted under Tehsildhar.

It is the third incident of farmer’s suicide in the state within six days.

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