Engineer turned farmer succumbs to potato crisis


Burdwan: Continuing the potato onslaught in the state another potato farmer committed suicide by hanging himself, on Thursday at Alipur village under Memari police station in Burdwan district.

The deceased, identified as Prabin Kumar Laha, had completed his degree in civil engineering fron Jadavpur University in the year 2010. Unable to lay his hand on a prospective job, Laha took to farming.

He was mentally broken after his crop failed and a dwindling market made it harder for him. Unable to bear the loss Laha committed suicide.

Police sent the body to Burdwan Medical College for post mortem on Friday.

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