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Odisha farmer's son consumes pesticide outside state secretariat

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
India TV News Desk October 19, 2015 16:29 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.

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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.