NHRC issues notice to TN Govt over farmer’s suicide

Chennai, Mar. 14 (ANI): The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to Tamil Nadu Government over the suicide of a farmer, who consumed poison after his tractor was impounded for non-payment of a loan.

The notice was sent to the Chief Secretary of the state government calling for a factual report within two weeks over the suicide.

26-year-old Alagar, a native of Orathur village near Ariyalur, purchased a tractor with a loan of Rs. Seven lakh sanctioned by a private finance firm a few months ago. While he is said to have repaid Rs. Five lakh, he failed to make the EMI payments for the last few months. The finance company seized his tractor on Thursday for non-repayment of loan.

Upset and humiliated by the incident, Alagar attempted suicide by consuming poison. The farmer was taken to the hospital on Friday and died in the night after failing to respond to treatment. (ANI)

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