Pune, September 19 (KMS): A 45-year-old farmer committed suicide by jumping into a pond in the Pune district, Maharashtra, leaving a note that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is responsible for his death.
The police have identified the deceased as Dashrath Lakshman Kedari from the Wadgaon Anand village in the Junnar taluka.
Police also recovered a suicide note written by Kedari in which he talked about not getting minimum support price (MSP) for crops and harassment at the hands of loan recovery agents.
In the handwritten note, Kedari wrote, “We have no money, moneylenders are not ready to wait. What should we do? We can’t even afford to take onions to the market. You are just thinking about yourself, Modi saheb. You must provide the guaranteed price for the produce. You are not able to keep control of agriculture. What should farmers do? The finance guys threaten, and the patpedhi (cooperative society) officers abuse. Who should we go for justice?… Today, I am forced to commit suicide because of your inaction. Please give us the prices for crops, which is our right”.
Kedari also blamed the Maharastra government and for ignoring the plight of farmers in his note.
After receiving information about the death, a team of Pune Rural police reached the spot and sent Kedari’s body for postmortem.