Ranchi: A man committed suicide in Jharkhand’s Giridih district as a result of severe water crisis in the state, sources said on Wednesday. According to the sources, Dilip Yadav a resident of Purnanagar committed suicide by jumping in a well.
He had taken a loan of Rs. 70,000 for boring his well which had dried up due to the heatwave, family members said. However, no water was found after 700 feet inside the earth.
Mr Yadav was shocked over the incident and jumped in the well on Tuesday, the sources added. Jharkhand is witnessing heatwave and acute water crisis.
Majority of water sources have dried up. In many parts of the state, villagers are being forced to use contaminated water.