Patna: Worried over financial crisis, a farmer has committed suicide by consuming poison at a village near here, police said on Wednesday.
Ramesh Singh, 50, who was in a debt trap, consumed poison on Tuesday night at his house in Chechail village, about 20 km from here.
His wife Chinta Devi also consumed poison and is now admitted in ICU.
“After both of them consumed poison tablets,we rushed them to a private hospital where Singh was declared brought dead and his wife was admitted in a critical condition,” Mukesh Singh, a relative, said.
Singh’s wife is in ICU and not out of danger, he said.
Some villagers told district officials, who visited the village after the incident, that Singh was tensed as his paddy was not sold as he wanted and his wheat crops were badly damaged.
“Singh was in debt trap and wanted to come out of it,” police said.
Patna District Magistrate Abhay Kumar Singh said he has ordered an enquiry into the incident.