60-yr-old farmer commits suicide in Rajasthan

Jaipur: A 60-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming a a poisonous substance due to poor price of his produce in markets, an official said today.

The farmer, Rewadi Lal, was also reeling under a debt of Rs 2 lakh, sub-inspector of Atru police station Vijay Kumar said.

“Lal went to Baran mandi from his village on Wednesday to inquire about the price of garlic. The price was much lower than his expectation. He consumed a poisonous substance while returning home,” he said.

Meanwhile, PCC president Sachin Pilot held the state government responsible for the suicide of farmers.

“Almost 91 farmers have committed suicide in the state during the BJP rule but the government is not serious,” Pilot said.

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