SUNDARGARH:A share-cropper, Bijay Naik, in his early 20s, was on Wednesday found hanging from a tree at Phaguapara village of Sadar block in Sundargarh district. His family claimed that he was under pressure for repaying a loan of `80,000 after failure of crops.
Reports said Bijay and his father this year had decided to go for paddy farming on four acres, but suffered crop loss.
Bijay quietly went out of his house on Tuesday night. He was found hanging from a tree near a village pond on Wednesday morning.
His father Manoranjan said they had taken three loans of `20,000 each from private micro-finance companies and another `20,000 from a cooperative society. The loans were invested on cultivation. He said after failure of crops, Bijay was depressed.
Sundargarh-based Deputy Director of Agriculture K N Mohapatra said an inquiry would be conducted into the incident.