Debt ridden farmer commits suicide in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, July 24 (IANS) A debt ridden farmer in Madhya Pradesh has committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train, police said.

Worried over repayment of loans, Govind Singh, 50, a resident of Chhapri in Sagar district, jumped before the train on Tuesday.

Rajkumar, a family member, said Singh had taken a loan of around Rs 5 lakh from two banks. He was worried as he was frequently receiving the loan repayment notice.

A probe into the incident has been ordered. An official said family dispute could also be the reason behind Singh's extreme step.

--IANS

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