Farmer dies of heart attack

Agonised by parched paddy field and burdened by debt, an ST farmer Katroth Lachiram (57) of Meghyanayak tanda under Indalwai police station limits died of heart attack at his residence this morning.

The deceased had five acres of agriculture land and transplanted paddy in 3 acres this yasangi. Since half of the field dried up due to lack of water and the other half was damaged following the recent gales and hailstorm, he was depressed. Besides, he had a loan of Rs. 1.5 lakh on him. According to MPTC member Suryanayak, the deceased was in distress for the last few days. After coming back from the fields he complained of chest pain. He died while being shifted to hospital.

The Indalwai police said they did not receive any complaint from his family.

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