Jharkhand farmer ends life after water supply to plot stopped

A farmer allegedly hanged himself inside his house at Sakrauli village in Jharkhand’s Gumla district.

Published: 24th June 2018 01:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th June 2018 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

RANCHI: A farmer allegedly hanged himself inside his house at Sakrauli village in Jharkhand’s Gumla district. While family members claimed that Balkeshwar Oraon, 50, ended his life after forest officials blocked water supply to his field, the police said it could not be the only reason for the extreme step.

“Water not reaching the fields might be one of the reasons behind the suicide,” said Sisai BDOr Manoranjan Kumar. If the matter was brought to the notice of local administration, action could have been taken after conducting an inquiry, he added. Oraon’s widow Rukmini said her husband was tensed after the water supply was stopped.

But, the cops claimed there might be some other issue as prima facie the economic condition of the family did not appear to be ‘very bad’. It would not be justified to say suicide was due to economic crisis, they said.


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  • Pulma Ranchi

    Bulkeswar a Jharkhand farmer ended his life by hanging in his cottage but our PM told in video conference that the farmer 's income will be doubled by 2022 hoping that he would succeed in the ensuing 2019 Lokhsaba Election
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