Perturbed over the inundation of his crop, a dejected farmer ended his life in despair at flood-hit Maredupaka village in Kukunoor mandal on Saturday. According to police sources, M. Babu, 40, a cotton farmer, allegedly consumed insecticide at his house and died while being rushed to a hospital.

According to information reaching here, a 25-year-old tenant farmer of Madhavaram village in the same mandal also attempted suicide by swallowing pesticide on Saturday afternoon.

His condition was stated to be serious.