Potato crisis claims one more life at Burdwan


Burdwan: The potato crisis in the state has again claimed one more life. A potato farmer committed suicide by consuming pesticide at Tubegram at Burdwan on Thursday.

The deceased identified as Shaheb Hembram was mentally and financially devastated after incurring heavy losses due to a plummeting market of potatoes in the state.

Shaheb’s family said that, he was bankrupted by the losses and committed suicide. Police recovered the body and sent it for postmortem.