24 August 2019
Kandhamal: A farmer allegedly committed suicide by ingesting insecticide in Kilupada village in K. Nuagaon block here. His family members claimed that he ingested the poison on Tuesday but despite treatment passed away last evening.
The deceased, Gobardhan Mallick, owned three acres of agricultural land which became marshy due to incessant rain. Additionally, the paddy that he had cultivated became infested with insects. He had suffered huge losses this year, locals said.
Mallick’s wife and father allege that last Tuesday he had been to the farm to sprinkle insecticide. Current financial state and condition of his farm land pushed him to ingest the same insecticide and commit suicide.
As soon as the family came to know about the incident, they rushed Mallick to the local hospital. When his condition worsened, he was rushed to Baliguda Hospital where he lost the fight with his life.
Mallick was the only earning member of his family. He is survived by his father, wife and four minor children. While locals are demanding compensation from the Government for the deceased’s family, Mallick's body has been sent for post-mortem.