November 21st, 2011
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Wayanad farmer’s suicide, death toll rises to 7

wayanad suicideKalpetta: Yet another debt ridden farmer from Arimulla panchayat, Wayanad committed suicide yesterday night. Pazhanchotil Krishnan was absconding since yesterday . His body was found today morning. Including gold loan he is said to have a debt of Rs 50,000. He is said to have taken loan from micro finance organizations. He is said to have only 10 cents of land in his name.

This is the seventh farmers suicide reported from Wayanad in 2 weeks. In the wake of the rising suicide rate the Opposition leaders had visited the place few days back. Under the leadership of  Vaikom Vishom a group of people had visited Wayanad yesterday. The unexpected price crash and crop failure are forcing several farmers to take the extreme step.


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