Young UP farmer commits suicide over ‘delayed monetary relief’

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A 25-year-old farmer, died in Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh, after he allegedly committed suicide over a delay in getting monetary relief for his damaged crops, a district official said, on Tuesday.

Farmer Chandra Vijay’s body was found hanging from a tree in his agricultural field, at Faridpur Khas village, in Baniyather area, on Monday, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Sanjay Kumar, said.

His family members alleged that, Vijay took the extreme step over the delay in getting the relief cheque from authorities, for loss of crops due to rains and hailstorms.

However, the SDM said, a cheque in Vijay’s name, who owned one bihga of farmland, was kept prepared, but was yet to be delivered to him.

The body has been sent for post-mortem, police said.

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