BARGARH:Even as row over the actual reason of Bargarh farmer Khainu Bagarty’s suicide continues, wife of the deceased farmer Kalabati along with five villagers filed separate affidavits over the reasons behind the suicide by Khainu.
In her affidavit, Kalabati stated that Khainu was lying in the hay yard after consuming pesticide on February 26 when villagers spotted him and rushed him to District Headquarters Hospital at Bargarh and later shifted him to VIMSAR. He died on February 28 while undergoing treatment at VIMSAR, she said.
Kalabati mentioned that due to frequent power failure the standing paddy and vegetable crop got damaged leaving Khainu worried about repayment of loan and sustenance of the family.
She further said as the price offered was not reasonable and there was distress sale following which Khainu distributed cabbage, chili, onion and other cash crops freely among villagers.
The affidavits filed before Executive Magistrate Bargarh, will also be submitted to President of India, Supreme Court, Human Rights Commission, Chief Minister and Union and State Agriculture Ministers.