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01:05 AM, June 16, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 01:05 AM, June 16, 2019

Hard-pressed farmer kills self

A farmer, frustrated over financial hardship, took his own life at Nageswarbari village in Baliadangi upazila of Thakurgaon early Friday.  

The deceased is Kunja Mohon Sing, 40, of Nageswarbari village.

Kunja’s son Mithun Chandra Sing said his father went out on Thursday night and did not return. Next morning locals found him hanging from a tree at the village.

“My father had to give Tk 1.80 lakh as dowry to in-laws of my sister during her marriage seven months ago,” Mithun said.

To arrange the money, he sold four decimals of land, mortgaged another 30 decimals and took loan of Tk 30,000 from an NGO.       

He was worried how he would repay the loan and get back the mortgaged land as maintaining the family became tough, Mithun said.

Baliadangi Police Station OC Mosabberul Haque said an unnatural death case was filed in this regard.

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