Gujarat : 2 farmers end lives in four days, toll of 8 in two months

Two farmers ended their lives in Gujarat in the last four days owing to mounting debts and crop failure due to a weak monsoon, taking the number of such suicides in the last two months to eight, police said Friday.

A total of eight farmers have committed suicide in different parts of Gujarat in the last two months due to crop failure or mounting debts. The state received only 76.72 per cent of average rainfall this monsoon.

While 31-year-old Viram Khunti, resident of Nagadia village of Devbhoomi- Dwarka district, died at a hospital in Junagadh on November 12, Hira Parmar (45) allegedly committed suicide at his house in Nagadka village in Surendranagar district Friday, police said.

Junagadh district police said Khunti was hospitalised on November 10 after he consumed pesticide at his village in Kalyanpur tehsil of Devbhoomi Dwarka district. Hira Parmar (45) of Surendranagar district hanged himself at his house in Nagadka village Friday morning, police said. “Primary investigation has revealed that he was facing a cash crunch,” said police inspector Deepak Dhol.


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