Agonized by dehydrated paddy field and burdened by debt, a ST farmer Katroth Lachiram (57) of Meghyanayak tanda died under the border of Indalwai police station, a heart attack at his residence this morning.
The deceased had five acres of farmland and transplanted paddy in 3 hectares of this yasangi. Then half of the field was dried due to lack of water and the other half injured after the recent gales and the hail size was depressed. In addition, he had loans of Rs. 1.5 lakh on him. According to MPC member Suryanayak, the deceased was in need in recent days. After returning from the fields he complained of chest pain. He was killed while moving to hospital.
The Indalwai police said they did not receive any complaints from their family.