Maharashtra grape farmer with Rs 27 lakh debt dies after consuming poison

Nashik, Publish Date: Nov 26 2018

A farmer with a Rs 27 lakh debt died in a private hospital after allegedly consuming poison on November 11, a Nashik Rural police official said Monday.

Vithal Lahanu Jadhav (38) had taken loans of Rs 27 lakh from various credit societies for his grape orchard and was unable to repay them, the official added.

Jadhav was admitted to a local hospital in Niphad taluka in the district after his alleged suicide attempt on November 11 and died Sunday, the official informed.

A note recovered by relatives, purportedly written by Jadhav, which mentioned the Rs 27 lakh loan as well as the deceased’s anxiety over repaying it, has been handed over to police, the official added.

“We have registered a case of accidental death and are investigating further,” a Niphad police station official said.

Officials said the tehsildar of Niphad had sent a report on Jadhav’s death to the Nashik Collector. ( PTI )