Agra : In yet another case of farmer death in the Agra region, a 27 – year – old farmer was found hanging at his house in Khamini village on Thursday. The victim, Ghanshyam Prajapati, had sown bajra on a five-bigha rented land and was distressed after the crops were destroyed by the recent rains.
In the past week, at least four farmers had died of cardiac arrest in the Agra region following massive crop loss caused by incessant showers. Prajapati was the fifth death in this regard.
Farmers who had sown paddy, bajra, maize, and mustard have been among the worst – hit due to the rains.
Prajapati’s wife Sobha said, ” My husband was spending most of his time in the field after the crops were found submerged in water. He was very disturbed of late. On Wednesday, he didn’t have dinner and went to sleep after spending some time with the children. The next morning, I found him hanging in the room. “
According to Sobha, Prajapati, survived by three young children, used to also work as a laborer at a brick kiln in Jasrana block of Firozabad district. Things are very difficult. We didn’t have ration at home for five days, ” Sobha added.
Prajapati had borrowed Rs 70,000 in order to grow bajra, said a local villager, adding that ” he was planning to send his elder daughter to school and was banking on the crop doing well “.
Sub-divisional magistrate Vivek Rajput on Friday said, ” We have taken cognizance of the suicide. His family and local villagers cremated the body without a post – mortem. We will ensure the family gets adequate support. “
Khamenei village head, Harveer Singh, said, ” Most of the farmers here have suffered crop loss due to recent showers. Ghanshyam Prajapati was a landless farmer. Their plight is all the more intense.