1. Home
  2. India
  3. Odisha farmer's son consumes pesticide outside

Odisha farmer's son consumes pesticide outside state secretariat

India TV News Desk 19 Oct 2015, 16:29:14 IST
India TV News Desk

Bhubaneswar: Nirakar Sahu, a hotel management student, tried to commit suicide on Sunday outside the State Secretariat complex by consuming pesticide.

His father, a farmer in Khuntuni near Cuttack, had borrowed Rs 70,000 for cultivation this year, and had hoped to pay off his son's fees, but poor monsoon spoiled his crops.

A depressed Nirakar came to Bhubaneswar on Sunday carrying a bottle of pesticide.

He went to the State Secretariat at around 11.30 am and after gulping a few drops of pesticide, he felt uneasy.

Read Also: Shocking: Unable to feed her 5 kids, woman farmer burns herself to death

As he screamed, local autodrivers and some journalists rushed to his rescue.

Nirakar had an eight-page-long suicide note with him. He has been admitted to Capital Hospital.