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Another farmer committed suicide a day ahead of Rahul Gandhi's Padyatra

Rahul Gandhi, Congress Vice-President,  Another farmer suicide, padyatra in Vidarbha, Gajanan Sheshrao Khongal, Gajanan Sheshrao Khongal suicide
Amravati : Another farmer who committed suicide a day ahead of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's padyatra in Vidarbha, has come to light. Rahul Gandhi will visit Vidarbha for his day-long padyatra to highlight the farmers's plights.

according to police. the man who allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a well in Morshi tehsil of the district identified as 35-year-old agriculturist Gajanan Sheshrao Khongal, who had taken a loan of Rs 60,000 from a co-operative bank, took the extreme step apparently due to crop failure and mounting debt, they said.

Khongal, who owned four acres of land, left his home for farm on Monday noon, but did not return till late in the night, causing anxiety among his family members. While the family members launched a search, his body was found floating in a well in his farm on Tuesday morning, police said.

Rahul will start his 'padyatra' (foot march) tomorrow morning from Gunji village in Amravati district. The 44-year- old Amethi MP will also visit Rajana and Tonglabad villages in the district.

Maharashtra is one of the States that has experienced severe agrarian crisis and Amravati division in Vidarbha has witnessed many farmer suicides this year.

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