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Farmer commits suicide in Punjab, fifth in family to take extreme step

Barnala (Pb): Unable to pay an previous mortgage of Rs eight lakh, a farmer in Bhotna village allegedly dedicated suicide, the fifth member in his household to take the step.

Lavpreet Singh (22) killed himself on Monday by consuming some toxic substance as he was underneath stress over the unpaid mortgage, they mentioned.

Villagers mentioned that earlier his great-grandfather Joginder Singh, grandfather Nahar Singh, his father Kulwant Singh, and uncle Jagtar Singh too had dedicated suicide over the mortgage of Rs eight lakh, the villagers mentioned.

His mom Harpal Kaur mentioned that he took the acute step as a result of he was unable to repay the mortgage. She demanded a authorities job for Lavpreet’s sister Manpreet Kaur and a mortgage waiver by authorities.

The household had about 14 acres of land, out of which just one acre stays as the remainder was offered to repay loans, a villager mentioned.

Deputy Commissioner T P S Phoolka mentioned the state authorities has included all eligible farmers in its debt waiver scheme.

He mentioned that the state authorities had waived a debt of Rs 57,330 within the identify of Kulwant Singh, Lavpreet’s father final 12 months.

The police mentioned that it has registered a case and began investigations.

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