Mansa: Farmers are upset over the attack of pink locust on cotton crop. Farmers are worried about their damaged cotton crop. A similar case came to light in Musa village in Mansa district where a young farmer had committed suicide by swallowing a poisonous substance after seeing his damaged cotton crop.
The deceased has been identified as Gurpreet Singh, 43, son of Gurdev Singh. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son. According to information received, Gurpreet Singh had 9 kanals of land and besides that he used to cultivate the land on contract basis but due to crop failure, farmer Gurpreet Singh was often disturbed and finally he embraced death. The deceased also had a debt of over Rs 3 lakh on his head.
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Gurpreet Singh was admitted to the hospital but died during treatment. Acting on the statements of Manpreet Singh, son of the deceased, the police have handed over the body to the heirs. Ojagdev Singh Bhaini Bagha, leader of Bhartiya Kisan Union Ekta Graha, has demanded the Punjab government to forgive the debt of Kisan Gurpreet Singh and provide government job and financial assistance to the family member.
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