Farmer hangs himself in Jaisalmer


An farmer, burdened by a tremendous debt, committed suicide in Ramdeora zone in Jaisalmer. As per sources, he was reeling under a loan of Rs 20-25 lakh and in a serious economic crisis. The occurrence is three days old and relatives incinerated his body without telling the police.

Forty-five-year-old Gopal Singh committed suicide by dangling from a tree in Eka town in Ramdeora territory.

Relatives and villagers said the farmer was in a financial emergency for a long time. In the last 3-4 years, he had confronted overwhelming misfortunes in farming because of natural calamity, low costs and was under enormous obligation. He had sold his property and taken a loan utilizing Kisan Credit Card (KCC) yet neglected to reimburse it. Aside from this, he had taken loans from private moneylenders to run his family and satisfy social obligations.

As indicated by relatives, Singh’s yields were harmed because of overwhelming rains, hail storms and different vagaries of climate. He had no different methods for income.

He was mentally troubled as the administration had neglected to give remuneration to the crop damage.

Shaitan Singh, father of Gopal Singh, said that the expired had taken a loan and burrowed a tube well and acquired debts as a result of it.

Previous jilla pramukh of Jaisalmer Abdullah Fakir said that numerous farmers were conferring suicide in the state. Singh was the main such case in Jaisalmer. He requested that the administration give compensation and a job to a family member.