Fatehgarh Sahib, January 31
A debt-ridden farmer, Jeet Singh, a resident of Chanarthal Kalan village, allegedly ended his life by consuming some poisonous substance as he was unable to repay the loan.
Talwinder Singh, son of the deceased farmer, said he had taken a loan of Rs 22 lakh from various banks.
Jeet Singh had been under stress as the bank officials used to pressure him to pay back the loan.
Talwinder Singh said on Saturday night his father consumed some poisonous substance and was rushed to Amar Hospital, Patiala, where he died. — OC
Under debt, farmer takes poison, dies