New Delhi: Amid agitation against agricultural laws, a potato farmer has committed suicide in the Bankura district of West Bengal. 65-year-old Bansi Ghosh committed suicide by consuming poison due to a lot of damage in the potato business in Zarqa village under the Jaipur Police Station area of Bankura.
Giving information to family sources, it has been told that Bansi Ghosh was associated with the potato business for a long time. Zarqa was a member of the Progressive Potato Business Committee. At the moment, he had a significant loss in the potato business. Debt farmers were facing a lot of pressure. Due to not being able to bear this mental pressure, Bansi Ghosh committed suicide. In the morning, Bansi Ghosh committed suicide by consuming poison at home. When the condition worsened, the family took him to Vishnupur Super Specialty Hospital, where doctors declared him dead.
On behalf of the Zarqa Progressive Potato Business Committee, Treasurer Sanatan Maiti said that Bansi Ghosh had bought potatoes worth Rs 3 lakh. But suddenly its prices fell. He was forced to sell this potato for only 1.5 lakh rupees. After this, the farmers started asking for potato money. Due to this, there was a lot of mental pressure on him and he committed suicide.