Told To Pay 'Outstanding' Electricity Bill Of Rs 9,000, Madhya Pradesh Farmer Ends Life

The farmer's son, Sanjay Pandey, said three days back the police served notice by the local court to his father, asking him to pay his pending electricity bill of Rs 9,111.

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Told To Pay 'Outstanding' Electricity Bill Of Rs 9,000, Madhya Pradesh Farmer Ends Life

The farmer allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a well (representational)


Harda, Madhya Pradesh:  A 60-year old farmer allegedly committed suicide after receiving a local court's notice asking him to pay his pending electricity bill of over Rs 9,000, police said today. 

The body of the farmer, identified as Dinesh Pandey, was found floating in a well today morning at Abgaon Kala village located in Harda district in Madhya Pradesh, Harda's Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar Singh said. 

The farmer's son, Sanjay Pandey, said three days back the police served notice by the local court to his father, asking him to pay his pending electricity bill of Rs 9,111. 

Ever since the notice was served, Dinesh Pandey was under stress and he went missing since yesterday afternoon, his son said, adding that the family members and villagers spotted his body floating in the village well this morning. 

Abgaon Kala's deputy sarpanch Ganesh Ram Jat said the villagers found some clothes near the well. While looking around, they spotted the body in the well and subsequently informed the police. 

"It is suspected that the farmer committed suicide by jumping into the well. The tehsildar and local police station in-charge were sent to the spot. The body has been sent for postmortem," the senior police officer said. 

"A detailed investigation is underway. The exact reason behind his alleged suicide would be known after the inquiry," he added.


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