Bidar: A debt-ridden farmer committed suicide at Honnalli village in Bhalki taluk on Friday. He is the 48th farmer to have committed suicide in the district this year.

Jharnath Manikappa Solapure, 28, drank pesticide when he was alone in the house.

His wife, Savitri Solapure, in her complaint lodged at the Khatak Chincholi police station, said her husband had been upset over poor yields and non-remunerative prices for his crops in the past three years. He had taken a loan of around Rs. 2 lakh.

— Staff Correspondent

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