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One more farmer from Kalyanpur ends life

Rajkot: One more farmer from Saurashtra ended lifestyles via eating pesticide in Mewasa village of Jamkalyanpur taluka in Devbhoomi Dwarka district. The deceased, identified as Lakhman Chawda (35), had consumed pesticide on Monday night time and he died at a personal hospital in Khambhalia on Wednesday.
However, opposite to the widely held belief that Chawda had committed suicide due to crop failure, police mentioned he had achieved in order he was once depressed over his physical incapacity — his each legs had been crippled.

“According to the commentary via his cousin brother Parbat, Chawda were crippled since his early life and were affected by melancholy, which in any case drove him to take the drastic step,” mentioned D B Gadhvi, head constable with Khambhalia police station.

Further investigation into the case has been handed over to Jamkalyanpur police station.

With Chawda’s death, the death toll of farmers in Saurashtra since September 2018 has mounted to 25. Barring Chawda, all of the farmers have committed suicide due to crop failure.

Of the 25 farmer suicides, six had been reported from Amreli district, 5 from Devbhoomi Dwarka district, 4 from Surendranagar district, three each from Rajkot and Junagadh district and two from Porbandar. One suicide each was once reported from Jamnagar and Bhavnagar districts.

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