Udaipur : Days after the state government waived loans of farmers, a debt ridden peasant in Basad village of Pratapgarh district committed suicide by hanging from the well in his field on Friday. Abdul Gani, the 58-year old farmer had a debt of 10 lakh rupees and his crops had been badly effected by the extreme cold last month, sources claimed. Police found a suicide note wherein the deceased had expressed extreme guilt for committing a cowardly act. Basad village is located some 4 kilometers from the district headquarters under the Kotwali police station limits.
“Abdul Gani so Mohd Ishaq had left home after lunch around 12pm. He told his family that he was going to the Masjid for namaz. His son Hamid went to their field an hour later and found his father’s slippers near the well. He peeped inside the well and found his father hanging from the rope used for drawing water” a police official informed. Later villagers and police arrived at the spot and pulled out the body. In the suicide note, Gani had written that he was going to commit a crime for which God would never forgive him but he was forced to take the step due to the debt he had.