Due procedure to be carried out by Revenue and Agricultural Departments prescribed in the case of farmer’s suicide has not been taken up in the death of Karri Kasubabu of A. Koduru in K. Kotapadu mandal, according to Human Rights Forum. His family should be given compensation and rehabilitated as per the provisions of GO 421, the forum has demanded.

Kasubabu had 40 cents of land and was cultivating another one acre as a tenant farmer. He borrowed privately and coupled with his other debts he had to repay Rs.1.5 lakh. HRF district president M. Sarat, quoting Kasubabu’s family members, said the loss of crop owing to the torrential rain earlier this month and the harassment of debtors drove him to suicide.

However, the mandal revenue officer and the agricultural officer have not visited the farmer’s family to enquire about the conditions.

Not even the death certificate was issued till date, Mr. Sarat said. HRF demanded that the family be provided succour as per the norms of GO 421.