Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Farmer attempts suicide in Mumbai


Mumbai: The horror of farmer suicide reached Mumbai when Subash Patil, (52) a farmer from Hanuman Nagar in Jalgaon district, tried to commit suicide at the Azad Maidan by consuming rat poison on Thursday morning. Subash had lost all his farm land due to the construction of a dam near his village in 1991. He was a driver with the State Transport Corporation (ST). He tried to get compensation, but the rampant corruption and red tapism prevented him getting his due. His absenteeism from work due to the running around cost him his job in the ST.

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