A 30-year-old farmer from Gujarat, who was reportedly under heavy debt, has allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous material, police said.

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A 30-year-old farmer from Gujarat, who was reportedly under heavy debt, has allegedly committed suicide by consuming some poisonous material, police said.”Manoj Malviya, aged around 30, committed suicide by consuming salfas tablets at his farm in Mendarpara village of Bhensan taluka of Junagadh district,” Head constable VD Desai of Bhensan taluka police station told PTI.”He took the extreme step due to crop failure and increasing debt on him. Besides, his family-members said that he was distressed due to present situation which led him to kill self,” he added.Malviya’s brother Chandresh told reporters that crop-failure led his brother to commit suicide.<!– Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>”My brother was disturbed for last couple of days as he could not get good crop this year and he kept saying to us that he was under severe pressure due to crop failure and on the other hand debt was increasing on him,” Chandresh said.”He consumed salfas tablets last night in his field and ended his life,” Chandresh added. Meanwhile, police have sent his body for post-mortem and initiated probe in the case, Desai said.

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Farmer commits suicide due to crop failure in Gujarat