A debt ridden farmer in Atrohana Village in Muzaffarnagar district has allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at his house, the police said.
Sanjay Tyagi (48), was depressed over the mounting debts that he had taken from a bank and as the bank officials were pressuring him to pay back the loan. On Monday, he took to the extreme step, they said. The body has been sent for postmortem.
Meanwhile, block secretary of Bharatiya Kissan Union (BKU), Satish Bharadwaj has alleged that farmers are facing financial problems owing to delayed payment by sugar mills.