Crop loss: Ryot dies of heart attack

Crop loss: Ryot dies of heart attack

The deceased, Shekhappa Ningappa Nirolli (60), had cultivated chilli in two acres and groundnut in three acres of land. He had also cultivated cotton in five acres of land, which he had taken on lease. All the crops were destroyed in the recent rains.

He had not visited his fields due to heavy rains. When he went there on Saturday morning, he collapsed after seeing the extent of damages. He was immediately rushed to a hospital. He passed away on Sunday.

He is survived by wife, son and five daughters. Various associations and organisations in the taluk have demanded the government to provide compensation to the farmer’s family, at the earliest.

Tahsildar Shashidhar Bagali, Assistant Commissioner Mohanraj and other officials visited Shekhappa’s house and condoled his death. The officials have also assured the family of seeking compensation from the government.

Farmer ends life
A farmer committed suicide by consuming pesticide in Yereboodhihaal village of Kundagol taluk, Dharwad district. He is said to have taken this extreme step, unable to bear the crop loss suffered due to incessant rains.

The deceased, Neelappa Myageri (50), owned three acres of land. He had also borrowed Rs 50,000 from the Malaprabha Grameena Bank of Yereboodhihaal village. He is survived by a wife, a daughter and two sons.